Welcome to Matus1976's Akira Bike Project - Building a fully functional high performance recumbent motorcycle inspired by Kaneda's ride in "Akira"
If you ever want to see a real fully functional high performance Akira inspired bike - please contribute!
How can you Help??
Become a Patron!
This is the biggest impact you could make, regular re-occuring contributions, starting at a mere $1 per month, not even a cup of coffee, all the way up to $100 / month! Get access to special updates, custom material, proprietary info, 3D models, 3D prints, a streaming shop camera and more! Help bring this incredible vehicle to life.
Follow share the project
Yup, that's right, the easiest thing to do is just follow the project and share it! Seriously, it makes a difference!
This is important, and costs you nothing but a tiny bit of time.
Subscribe and follow the project on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/matus1976
Like, follow, and share the page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Matus1976AkiraBikeProject
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Contribute your Skills
Contribute your technical expertise or resources.
If you work with CAD, FEA, CNC, motorcycle design or physics, IP law, web design, or video editing and want to help with the project - reach out!
Contribute $ Money $
And of course - Money!
The most significant contribution you can make to help expedite this project.
Help bring this vehicle into reality, a fully functional high perfomance recumbent motorcycle inspired by Kaneda's ride, exploiting all the great potential the recumbent platform has, horing Otomo's incredible vision.
If you are interested in supporting the project as an Angel investor - please reach out!
In 2012 I launched a Kickstarter Campaign in an attempt to raise enough money to finish my prototype. Ultimately it was unsuccessful, but it did get attention from a Seattle based motorcycle engine manufacturer, which offered me a motor, and ultimately a job to help launch a new brand of bikes. I accepted, sold most of my stuff and moved cross country.
Unfortunately the owner changed his mind about that endeavor and decided to close the company (the day I arrived!) A roller coaster ride ensued, I ultimately went back into IT and setup and rented my own shop again.
I plan on launching another Kickstarter once the Power Prototype is completed to help fund the production model.
Until then, if you want to see a fully functional high performance Akira inspired motorycle please Contribute!
Watch the video to learn all about the project and the benefits of the recumbent platform
Check out my Kickstarter Project here. Though it has now ended, the video is a great overview of the project.