We have heard a lot about the Akira motorcycle concept. In case you’re unfamiliar with the bike, it’s an iconic bike featured in the Japanese anime film “Akira,” which has earned a cult following. Kaneda’s motorcycle influenced many young people who grew up watching the movie and wanting a bike like Kaneda’s. The biggest question on the minds of those who would love the opportunity to own, or just take a tour of the Akria remains. Is it a real motorcycle?
Whet your appetite
Asphalt and Rubber published several sketches of Jame Qui’s concept for the Akira motorcycle. Qui is a Chinese designer who offered the use of an internal combustion engine to send power to the rear with a front wheel driven by two clean-running electric motors. The bike is designed with side-mounted dual-tube Termignoni exhausts, along with an aesthetic that’s straight out of Ducati’s engineering lounge when they designed with XDiavel. However, this does not answer the question. Is the Akira motorcycle real or is it just a concept motorcycle that has been created by a genius fantasy inspired designer?
The official replica of the Akira motorcycle.
To answer the question about the reality of the Akira motorcycle in real life, yes, it has been created. Rather, a replica of the iconic bicycle has been brought to life. According to Geekologie, the bike that Shotaro Kaneda rode was built by Masashi Teshima. The work began under the full blessing of the creator of the film “Akira”, Katsuhiro Otomo. The reported budget for the design and production of the Akira motorcycle replica was just over $ 120,000.
Where is the Akira motorcycle today?
The iconic bicycle was used for humanitarian work throughout Japan in 2012. Teshima toured Japan with the motorcycle to help raise funds to support various causes. The bike was being ridden from place to place to help fund research and help children with autism. Akira’s motorcycle was reserved until the future to continue raising money to help those in need. It was also scheduled to be placed in an exhibition celebrating and honoring the creator of “Akira.” where it was used to raise funds for victims of the earthquake and the resulting tsunami that devastated many low-lying parts of Japan a few years ago.
A closer look at Akira’s motorcycle replica
The iteration of Akira’s motorcycle in replica form looks a bit different than the concept images that were created by James Qui. The fully functional bike features a futuristic aesthetic with a large coating that gives it an orb quality on the rear tire and a large protective shell with a rounded front. It looks more like a series of large red bubbles. The designer cleverly uses sharp angular lines and round curves to create one of the most unique looking motorcycles in the world today.
Capturing global attention
Collider reported on the Akira motorcycle in April 2012. Yes, the Akira motorcycle has been around for almost a decade. The live-action version of Shotaro Kaneda’s bike took approximately seven years to complete. Its builder was a staunch Akira fan. This bike was all the rage in 2012 and is still popular today. According to HitC, it is available in Cyberpunk 2077 for PS4 and Xbox as a game item. It is the fastest bike in the Cyberpunk 2077 universe. Akira’s bike is officially titled Yaiba Kuanagi CT-3x, which is the fastest bike in the game. It can be purchased from Wakaka Okada in a version that weighs 820 pounds and makes 183 horsepower and is useful for completing side jobs and the main story.
What is Akira’s motorcycle in the real life version?
Akira’s motorcycle is a real replica of the bicycle from the anime movie. According to Jalopnik, versions of the iconic motorcycle were produced and released in 2014 as the 2015 model year. The motorcycle is a 2015 Honda NM4. It was first released to the public in August 2014. It was allowed to journalists and others take the bike on a test ride to understand the thrill of riding the legendary bike. Although the bodywork is completely encased in the cherry-red round bodywork that hides the fact that it is actually a two-wheeler, that’s precisely what’s under all the dressing. The seat is reclining style which gives it a different feel. The setting brings the bars very close …