Akira Fan Builds Kaneda's MotorcycleEver since its debut in 1982, Akira has earned the reputation as one of the most iconic manga titles ever published. When the anime movie was released in 1988, Akira sealed its status as a global phenomenon whose influence is still felt to this day.Recently, an Akira fan and motorcycle enthusiast named Ayato made waves when he showed off his custom-built Akira motorcycle replica. Ayato, who goes by the name Teruteru Boizo on Youtube, took an old junk bike and reassembled it to look like Kaneda’s iconic red bike in the comic. On his Youtube channel, Ayato displayed how he added LED lighting to its wheels, recreating the futuristic glow of the bike. Though the replica still lacks the motorcycle's distinct red paint and corporate branding, it already impressively recreates the cyberpunk look of the motorcycle that has enchanted generations of fans.#Akira #anime #manga #Kaneda #motorcycle #Ayato #cyberpunk #TeruteruBoizo #replica
LEGO Vespa 125 was Inspired by The Classic 1960s Vespa PiaggioTo celebrate Vespa’s 75th anniversary, the LEGO designers have worked closely with the brand to recreate this vintage ride. Inspired by the classic 1960s Vespa Piaggio, the LEGO Vespa 125 comes in pastel blue – a very rare LEGO color that’s sure to appeal to building fans.Like the original, this buildable model Vespa features a front wheel mounted on one side, 2 seats, a removable engine cover with a brick-built engine beneath, a functioning kickstand, plus working steering. Finishing touches include the Vespa logo, a classic 1960s Italian license plate, a spare wheel, a helmet, plus an accessories basket including a flower bouquet on the back.This collectible display model measures over 8.5 in. (22 cm) high, 13.5 in. (35 cm) long and 4.5 in. (12 cm) wide. The rigorously-tested built, ensures that the model kit is sturdy and safe.#LEGO #vespa #motorcycle #scooterSource: LEGO​
Kaneda's Iconic Motorcycle from Sci-fi Movie Akira was Brought To Life with Ryan Hong's Contemporary RedesignKaneda's bike was an iconic image found in the sci-fi movie Akira, released in 1988. Concept artist Ryan Hong reinterpreted the bright red motorcycle with a contemporary perspective, including a GPS system.Despite taking a modern approach, Hong kept the overall structure aerodynamic. The air is redirected from the front wheel opening out to the sides of the body, and there’s an air intake that cools the upper battery. Moreover, there are also two swappable batteries that have their own heat ventilation system, preventing overheating both battery sets.​