Akira Bike Replica. Almost Famous And For sale.

This ultra un-functional replica of Kaneda’s bike from Akira was built with the only purpose of being used by rapper singer and record producer Kanye West  in one of his music videos. At editing, the shots showing this bike were cut making it almost worthless non only to ride but even for the Kanye West fans. So, is it a bargain at $4000, the price requested in an ad on Los Angeles Craigslist?

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9 Responses to “Akira Bike Replica. Almost Famous And For sale.”


  1. 1 Luis Apr 13th, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Akira and Tron are the two biggest reasons I originally got into motorcycles

  2. 2 RedBeardedWierdo Apr 13th, 2011 at 11:17 am

    KW gets points for hat tipping to a great anime, but looses points for not going the extra step and making it a functional bike.

  3. 3 M Apr 14th, 2011 at 9:33 am

    All show and no go, huh Yeezy? You should keep it, it suits you.

  4. 4 Sid Apr 14th, 2011 at 9:52 am

    At first site it looks like a sport bike after crash…

  5. 5 leston Apr 14th, 2011 at 9:54 am

    what the hell is akira?

  6. 6 RedBeardedWierdo Apr 14th, 2011 at 10:56 am

    @leston

    great animated flick, if you like sci-fi and dystopian future stories

    “is a 1988 Japanese animated cyberpunk science fiction film. It was written and directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, who based it on his manga of the same name. The film is set in a futuristic and post-war city, Neo-Tokyo, in 2019. The film’s plot focuses on Shotaro Kaneda, a biker gang member, as he tries to stop Tetsuo Shima from releasing Akira. While most of the character designs and basic settings were adapted from the original 2182-page manga epic, the restructured plot of the movie differs considerably from the print version, pruning much of the last half of the manga. The film became a hugely popular cult film and is widely considered to be a landmark in Japanese animation and film making in general.”

  7. 7 Roadhog Apr 14th, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    It sucks that this bike doesn’t run, but maybe Kanye would hurt himself. I liked the clown bikes better anyway!

  8. 8 gtlover Apr 18th, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Love the movie, love the bike in the movie, but every attempt to do it for real seems to fall short in some way. If I had 4 grand to blow on a display model, I’d probably have the cash to build it for real, and build it right.

  9. 9 JSDiamond Apr 18th, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    There have been many akira bikes built over the last twenty years. Some of them are actual runners; many are for display only. Cool movie.

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