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. 

For order inquiries and more information on the Bandit9 Jaeger, visit the website here.

THIS ARTICLE WAS FIRST PUBLISHED IN THE 6TH PRINT EDITION OF ICON INTERNATIONAL, AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE HERE. 

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