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#1 Blitz-Wing

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:43 PM

The only one to get Otomo's thumbs up too.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:58 AM

You beat me to posting this. Its not a perfect replica I don't think. It doesn't seem "fold" when dismounting like in the movie.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:24 PM

It's been so long since I've seen Akira I'd have to watch again to see just how perfect it is. Being it's an anime bike, I doubt it could ever be 100%

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:14 PM

I just saw the pic. the first thing that came to mind was, "wow it's impossible to fall off that thing,due the cage like structure around the driver.

I don't like the design. the whole point behind a motorcycle is it's coolness factor. having a inner lower seat with a cage structure around the driver takes away the coolness & edgy factor. the thing looks like a hyped up scooter

I can only imagine with the inner seat being so low to the ground. it can't be safe to ride this thing,as the driver is literally a few inches away from the ground. being that the inner seat is so low,the driver must feel every bump,pot hole & crack on the street. nothing about this looks like a safe nor pratical design. i'm sure those puffed out extended hub caps on the wheels must cause some serious friction when the wheels spin/run.

Edited by Shadowpanther, 11 April 2012 - 08:17 PM.


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Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:22 AM

I don't like the design. the whole point behind a motorcycle is it's coolness factor. having a inner lower seat with a cage structure around the driver takes away the coolness & edgy factor. the thing looks like a hyped up scooter



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Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:01 AM

Another thing regarding the accuracy of it. In the video, you can hear the put-put-put of the gas engine. I am fairly certain that Kaneda's bike was an electric one, at least judging by the sounds it made.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:54 AM

"The motorcycle, which took Teshima over seven years and 10 million yen ($121,000 USD) to build" - That sounds like incredibly overpriced! And 7 years?! Maybe all the money went to his living expenses for 7 years.




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