From the Archives
We’ve started a new album on our Facebook page called, “from the archives”, where we’ll be sharing never-released photos from the Bandit9 garage. And to start, here’s a baby photo of Nero.
A First Look at Hephaestus
After 3 long months of radio silence from us, we’re back, and excited to give you a glimpse of Hephaestus. We’ll be releasing more uber juicy images of the bike real soon. Be patient. We’re almost there. -d-
Bandit9 in GQ France
I’m high-fiving myself right now. I love delivering good news. I’m happy to announce that Bandit9 was featured in this month’s GQ France. I think the French edition is one of the cooler ones so it’s a huge win for us here. Obama’s on the cover so we must be doing something right. A special thank you to Kelian Henry for sharing this with us. I’ll try and have...
How much is Nero?
hello everyone, please forgive us for our recent radio silence. we’ve been incredibly busy juggling a number of projects. a lot of you have emailed us about Nero’s price and availability. i’d like to make one thing clear: we do not repeat designs. when we say “one-of-a-kind bike,” we mean that in the most literal sense because we believe in originality and we...
Bandit9 on Megadeluxe
We’ve been very fortunate with all the recent press. Megadeluxe has just published an extensive interview with me, which is a huge honor. There are some really wonderful interviews with people from all sorts of disciplines. I probably spent a good hour (during work) just reading. These guys only pick the cream of the crop including custom motorcycle stars such as Shinya Kimura, Dustin...
Bandit9 on Uncrate.
This is amazing. Bandit9 made it on one of the coolest design sites EVER. Uncrate has just published Nero. These guys feature only the latest, hottest toys guys dream about. These guys are really picky. This is one of those places we’ve been trying real hard to get at and now finally…we’re in. I’ve been trying to position ourselves as more than just a garage. I really...
Nero on Pipeburn
Okay so the guys that run Pipeburn are like…my heroes. It is a magical place where beautiful bikes and unicorns live. I’ve spent several hours on that site in one sitting. That’s no exaggeration. If you’re a machine maker, I suggest you shoot your work over to them. If your work is up to par, you’ll get amazing coverage. Nero’s been on there for about an hour...
So...things are going well.
So this is a real breakthrough for us at Bandit9. Nero is on the cover of one of the hottest custom bike magazines out there - Iron & Air. We are only about 8 months old so we’re really proud of the way things are going for us. We’re really thrilled to be amongst the biggest names in the custom motorcycle world and that is really encouraging for us. Some of these guys have some...
Iron & Air: Issue One features Nero.
It’s finally out ladies and gents. And guess who’s on the cover bitches. Unfortunately, I’m away from the office right now and can’t download this glorious magazine. I can’t wait to get back and read this beautiful gem of a publication. But you can! http://www.ironandair.com/magazine Nero is featured on Issue One which is a huge milestone for us at Bandit9. We...
Iron & Air
So you guys really have to follow Iron & Air. They’ve got the coolest bikes…including Bandit9 bikes…hehe. As you can see, Iron & Air will be releasing their very first issue real soon annnnndddd we’ll be in it. We’re really excited about it…just as much as the opening to the Dark Knight Rises, which we’re traveling all the way to Hong Kong to...
Bandit9, where the hell are you?
Hey guys, I have to apologize for our recent radio silence. It’s not like I’ve locked myself in a room with 3 other nerds playing Diablo 3 obsessively with my now level 60 Demon Hunter. That’s not me on the left playing Diablo 3. Bandit9’s been busy. I’d love to tell you everything but unfortunately, we can’t disclose much. Top secret stuff. The Bikes ...
Countdown to Nero.
We’re so close.
Nero. Nearly there.
We are fast approaching the finish line with Nero and we’re stoked to get this badass custom chang jiang out on the streets. We’re still working on a lot of the details and experimenting with some of the parts so what you see may not make it. In any case, it’s a nice glimpse of what we’re up to and our crazy design lab. Give me another 2 weeks. -d- PS. Larger shots on...
Nero's Custom Tank.
After many months of bending, hammering, welding metal, we’ve finally finished and perfected the tank. Colors are incredibly tricky…getting the right black was incredibly tough. Now before you tell me I’m all crazy, let me tell you that black is never black, just like white is never really white. Achieving pure black is nearly impossible. Plus Nero’s got a special...
Okay, so we’ve been a little slack on updating our progress online. It’s been a hectic month with 3 bikes in the pipeline, adworld, and other parts of the biz we need to take care of. Anyway, we’ve decided that Bandit9 should jump onboard with Instragram and send you guys the latest from us - whether it’s new projects, road trips, coffee time, nap time, weird crap that...
Bandit9 on Iron & Air.
This is surreal. Bandit9 is one of the first motorcycles to be featured on the latest, hottest motorcycle magazines around - Iron & Air. It’s really cool. I’m on the front cover and everything. It’s a beautifully art directed site with well crafted articles. The Bandit9 article’s a great read not because it’s about me (I’m actually pretty boring), but...
A First look at Nero.
“If you’re not failing every now and then, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.” ~ Woody Allen I know it sounds weird but this is the theme I have in mind for this bike. We don’t have any expensive machines to do the job, but still, I wanted to push our guys into making something great. We’ve been working at it for weeks and we’ve...
Nothing beats great design
More branding photos. Lookin pretty damn sweet!!
God is in the Details.
Hello Bandits, Just a quick update on what’s happening. We’re working on 4 different bikes right now and I’ll be giving you guys a taste in the near future. We’ve been working on other aspects of the Bandit9 business beyond motorcycles. We’re working hard to be seen not just as a garage but a creative shop so it’s real important that every detail is up to par...
F*ck you Bandit9!
Hey guys, So we’ve gotten a few nasty emails from who I suspect as other custom CJ builders. Let’s talk about their issues since I’m all about transparency. It’s just good karma. I’ll go through all the key issues point by point. 1. “I claim to build these bikes myself.” I lead and represent this business so I tend to use “I” a lot in the...
Magnus in Moto Rivista
Check out our latest feature in Moto Rivista. Don’t forget to visit our website too!!
When your bike is posted next to something from the Wrenchmonkees you must be doing something right!! Thanks Salt City Cycles!
The Year of the Bandit.
Annnnd we’re back. I hope everyone had an awesome Christmas and New Year. Even though I’ve been chilling at beaches, sitting at home reading books and doing absolutely nothing, I must say it’s good to be back. Let me start by saying that 2012 is going to be our year. We’ve got a lot of things planned and a lot of things are already in motion. Site Hack Let me get the bad news out of the way....
We’re having a small problem on our site at the moment. We’re working on the hack so it will be back to normal soon.
The Bandits are on holiday!
Hello boys and girls, Santa gave me a holiday for Christmas this year. It’s exactly what I needed/wanted. The ad world has not been kind and building bikes has drained me of all my physical energy so I’m now relaxing on an island…quite like the island from JJ Abrams’ LOST. Anyway, we’ll be back in civilization early Jan. I hope you guys get what you want for...
Daryl in The Beijinger
This month The Beijinger, one of the most popular magazines in Beijing, featured an article on Daryl and Bandit9. Have a read below to find out 5 cool things Daryl can make :) The best thing about riding a two-wheeler is being able to lean into a corner with your whole body, almost like a bird. The bike feels like an extension of you. It’s natural. But with sidecars and quad-bikes, you...
Shot on my 5D. It’s so purrtttyyy…it was easy to shoot. Finally! I am now a proud owner of a Ruby helmet. If you don’t know what a Ruby helmet is, well, it’s like the Rolls Royce of helmets. Talk about craftsmanship. These things are handmade and they’re flawless. They’re pretty simple helmets but if you look closely, you’ll see an infinite amount...
Bandit9 on Return of the Cafe Racers
Return of the Cafe Racers has featured Magnus on their page! Check out the Facebook photos here: http://goo.gl/KDUKq