Welcome to Matus1976's Akira Bike Project - Building a fully functional high performance recumbent motorcycle inspired by Kaneda's ride in "Akira"

Moving the rolling chassis to my new shop (just a short walking distance away from the old one) with the help of my friend Matt.

Needing some nice plasma cut parts, and having access to a CNC, some slight modification and a 8' steel bar made me able to cut with a CNC controlled plasma cutter.

A more detailed overview of the evolution of the leading link anti-dive front end design for the project. Walks through the history of the early designs, variations, and simulations.

A demonstration of the movement of the front end, leading link anti-dive suspension. As the brakes grab the rotor, the brake caliper mount is rotated forward, leveraging off a torque bar, it causes the suspension to extend.

In order to make Aluminum parts, I built an aluminum casting kiln for lost foam casting. Here is the kiln in action.

In order to make Aluminum parts, I built an aluminum casting kiln for lost foam casting. Here is the kiln in action.

A short but nifty video of a simulation of the rear end assembly. This helps ensure parts don't get in the way of each other while the design allows for modifcations as necessary of the rear end.

The Kickstarter video from 2012, learn all about the project and the enhancement that the recumbent platform offers

The first video of the rolling chassis, assembled in the CT shop

Time lapse video of assembling the rolling chassis for the first time

Creating some convenient work stands to elevate the prototype on for easy work access and mobility

The first time the rear wheel hub and spindle were mounted, just a quick spinning test

Building and testing the electromechanical steering column latch

A simple video of a lathe operation, this was for making the hub of the rear wheel

Quick video simulation of the leading link front end in operation. When braking, the mount holding the caliper rotates forward, and acts against a lever arm extending the suspension

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