Nero, designed by Daryl Villanueva, is the latest custom bike to roll out of Beijing-based motorcycle design boutique, Bandit9. A revamp of a Chang Jiang 750 motorcycle, the hexagonal tank and fenders are all handmade, and were designed to keep the lines of the bike as flat as possible. The color is Bandit9′s own concoction of paint created to achieve the deepest black possible. Arguably the most interesting feature – Bandit9′s approach to the handlebars, welded directly to the fork. Says Bandit9, “A huge inspiration behind Nero’s design was Giger’s creature from the movie Alien. We’ve implemented curvature into the exhausts that gives the bike an organic feel. We’ve intentionally let some of the wiring loose so it feels like every wire serves to keep Nero’s heart pumping.”

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  1. I would love to see a person on the bike. I’m having a little bit of trouble visualizing what you mean. Still…GORGEOUS BIKE!

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