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 see. In like 3 hours.

The countdown begins.


On track

When your bike is posted next to something from the Wrenchmonkees you must be doing something right!! Thanks Salt City Cycles!

Site Hack

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. 

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 steer with your hands. You lose that feeling of flying.
  • The only way to be happy in life is to do what you love. And I love art and motorcycles. I did the math.
  • Motorcycles have a lot of personality. They can be rugged yet refined, heavy but agile. It’s not something as pronounced in bicycles or scooters.
  • The sidecar community will hate me for saying this but to me, sidecars are bulky. They don’t have the elegance and form of a refined two-wheeler.
  • I got my first leather jacket from a thrift store in LA. It was brown and tattered like a retro pilot jacket. I got it for 20 dollars…it was awesome!
  • Who’s the coolest person who’s ever ridden a motorbike? Batman. Someone real: Steve McQueen.
  • I go for midnight bike rides through the city streets to catch long stretches of road to myself. There’s a feeling of serenity - almost like meditating.
  • I’d love to design a car, but for me, cars have become a tool to get you from A to B.Perhaps one day I could bring back the charm of driving.
  • The builders here claim to make custom bikes but true customization means more than just altering the paint job. Bandit9 aims to shake up the motorcycle culture by redefining customization here in China.

Five things Daryl can create with his hands:

B&W Photography - I can process, develop and print my own film. A lost art.

Music - I play the guitar, bass and drums.

Cheesecake - I make a mean cheesecake.

Vietnamese coffee - an art I learnt from a Vietnamese shaman.

The perfect shisha - something I picked up during my time in Dubai.

Bandit9 on Return of the Cafe Racers

Return of the Cafe Racers has featured Magnus on their page! Check out the Facebook photos here:

Magnus on Motorcycle Photo of the Day

Bandit9 made it onto Motorcycle Photo of the Day :) Steve gave us our first Bandit9 feature article, and we’re happy to be back on again. Read it here.

Bandit9 on The Mot’Art

We were featured on another great blog, The Mot’Art Journal. The site covers everything awesome, from design to architecture, bikes to gadgets. Check it out!

Bandit9 on GasCap

Our latest article on one of our favorite sites, GasCap. Check it out!