When bandit9 were tasked by Lane Crawford to reinterpret their famed EVE motorcycle, their imagination sprung two polarising concepts. The LUX showcased an accessible, softer vision of luxury. In contrast, the bandit9 EVE 2020 is equally as futuristic but takes the principles of luxury design to the extreme. A luxury motorcycle of beauty, purpose and dark intent. A motorcycle without compromise. Luxury and opulence through bold signature details and sweeping lines. You can’t go wrong with black.
Meant to be as much a mobile work of modern art as a motorcycle, the bandit9 EVE 2020 is a road-legal sculpture of highly experienced design and craftsmanship. Its modern, streamlined unibody is handcrafted from stainless steel, just like its front cowl and turbine engine cover. These sit alongside custom front forks, speedometer, exhaust, foot pegs and shifter, grips and flat gas cap. It is limited to just nine handcrafted pieces, each one made with beauty, purpose and dark intent.
Like the LUX model from the same high end brand, the bandit9 EVE 2020 features a semi-automatic engine with 125cc displacement, which is housed inside its turbine. This pushes the 140 kg-weight motorcycle to a speed of 68 mph (110 kmh). The result is a black vision that pairs a highly dramatic performance with effortless luxury.
This luxury motorcycle is full of custom-made components include the inverted front forks, swingarm, gas cap, foot pegs and shifter, grips, exhaust, and speedometer. A teardrop leather saddle separates the rider—pictured in provided art as a Terminator-like liquid-metal figure—from the unibody gas tank.
Beneath the stainless steel turbine engine cover is an air-cooled 125cc four-stroke mated to a four-speed automatic gearbox, which is similar to the type of powertrain found on many dirt bikes (disregarding the automatic transmission). But the bandit9 EVE 2020 is totally street-legal thanks to a white LED headlight, bar-end signals in the front and bullet signals in the back.