Bandit9 Honda Bros 400 Hephaestus
Daryl Villanueva’s Bejing based workshop Bandit 9 has quickly gained the respect of the global custom motorcycle community. His Chang Jiang “Loki” caught my attention back in October 2011 and last year the blacked out, Chang Jiang “Nero” landed a position in Pipeburn’s venerable top 10. Now for 2013 Daryl has released details of his latest build, the Honda Bros 400 based “Hephaestus”.
Leaving the body unpainted is a bold way of showcasing the skill that’s gone into its creation. It’s a nothing to hide statement that is certainly backed up on this build. Daryl has used an interesting mix of angular and organic lines in the bodywork that somehow compliment the Honda’s boxy ‘exo’ frame while adding a touch of classic Cafe Racer styling to the bike. Beautiful from every angle.
Daryl tells me that Bandit9 is set to go through some big changes in 2013 with plans to increase production numbers, he certainly won’t be hearing any complaints from me.
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