Saigon-based Bandit9 unveiled their latest handmade motorcycle so perfect in its crafting it puts stock motorcycles to shame. The Dark Side is a result of choosing the difficult path and overcoming it. A dark blend of finesse, class and performance. Earning its name from the blacked out exterior, the Dark Side bike drew inspiration from aircraft with its aerodynamic body.
Powered by a 750cc liquid-cooled engine with a 60º v-twin, this unique motorcycle benefits from 43 lb-ft of torque and 7,995 rpm. The construction is similar to the Harley Davidson V-Rod and has a huge Porsche influence. The new RevX engine lowers the center of gravity for better handling at low speeds. At high speeds, the Dark Side is powerful, very responsive and eager to fly.
The Vance & Hines angular design is a perfect match to the minimalist and raw attitude of the Dark Side. Formed in lightweight steel and coated in a high temperature ceramic finish, the exhaust was cut to accentuate the aggressive deep tone of the Vance & Hines.
Mounted on the front is a white LED lens, 150% brighter than a standard halogen lamp. On the rear, a high-powered LED rear light integrating the brakes and signals.
Very few products are made where capability and elegance go hand in hand. The Dark Side is an air-slick motorcycle. A pitch-black vision of the future with an understated and intimidating aesthetic. A road opera – a harmony of the dark, dramatic and beautiful. Only 9 will be made.