Bandit9 and Royal Enfield – two of the world’s foremost manufacturers of luxury motorcycles – unveiled the latest in their ongoing series of collaborations earlier this month: the hyper-sleek Bandit9 Jaeger. A transformation of Royal Enfield’s Continental GT 650 shape, the Bandit9 Jaeger marries classic design features with a futuristic finish – think a retro 60s-style shape, but crafted in a slick monochrome palette and finished with stainless steel panels that wouldn’t look out of place in a Mad Max reboot.
But good looks are only the start of it. An early review by Top Gear called the Jaeger a “bullet on two wheels”, with a 658cc air-cooled parallel-twin engine, a top speed of 165km/h and a total overhaul of every element of the original Royal Enfield design, including new LED headlights, new signal lamps, new grips, new mirrors, a new exhaust, and a new gas tank. In keeping with Bandit9’s commitment to “keep testing the limits’’, the Jaeger is both a masterful piece of engineering and a refined aesthetic treat. Word of warning: even if you’re happy to fork out the A$37,000 price-tag, you’ll need to get in quick. The Bandit9 Jaeger is available as part of a limited edition run – only nine have been made worldwide.
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