Akira: Kaneda’s Motorcycle

Kaneda’s Motorcycle

Anyone who has heard of Akira knows about Kaneda’s awesome red motorcycle. Since the movie came out in the 80s, that bike has become an anime icon. Since it is the bike of Kaneda (the leader of a motorcycle gang) it is advanced in technology. With its futuristic looks and red coloring, it seems like an amazing bike. There is a reverse function on the bike, making it even better. It is also said to have a double-rotor, two-wheel disk drive that is ceramic.

The bike is made by an unspecified company, making the make and model quite unique. There is one badge on the bike that, when looking at it closely, resembles the logo of BMW. This is only in the animated movie though. You can also find the logos for Canon Inc, Shoei co. and Arai, the Citizen Watch Co., and the US Air Force roundel. The bike was once rumored to be a Honda as well.

Motorcycle Specifications

Length (Overall): 2.947mm

Height (Overall(including shield)): 1,171mm

Width (Overall): 831mm

Seat Height: 340mm

Wheelbase: 2,194mm

Ground Clearance: 76mm

Dry Weight: 154kg

Riders: 1

Braking Distance: 9.9m (Initial Speed: 50 km/h)

Minimum Turning Distance: 3.4m

Tire Size: 18 inches (front), 19 inches (rear)

Power Generator: Cold Superconducting Generator

Maximum Power: 83 kw/12,500 rpm

Maximum Voltage: 12,000 V

Steering System: Power Support System

Front Axei Caster Angel: 39°12′, Rear Axie Caster Angle : 3°00′

Frame: Ceramic Box Frame, Cowl : FRP and Carbon

Energy Consumption at Rest: 2.3w

Maximum Speed: 243 km/h (0-400m in 9.8 sec; 0-100km/h in 8.7 sec)

Drag Coefficient: CD=0.24

Also Equipped

Computer Controlled Anti-Lock Brakes

Auto Navigation System

Forward-Looking Radar

Glove Compartment

100w Neo Halogen Laser Light Headlight

Battery Charger Time: 1MW every 40 sec (can run for two hours at full throttle on fully charged battery)