When last February I published for the 1st time the work of Chinese Custom Builder Bandit 9, I expected quite a few negative or at least skeptical reactions regarding the quality of the featured bike. None… Proving that the negative attributes attached to Chinese manufacturing doesn’t necessarily affect its individual craftsmen. Since its creation in 2011, custom bike after custom bike, Bandit 9 works very hard at pushing away all negative stereotypes of his country.
Negative stereotypes regarding your country can even motivate you to convince the world , custom bike after custom bike, that you are able to compete with the world’s best builders. Although always working with small budgets you must admit that Bandit 9 has at least one visible merit: originality. You will be hard-pressed to find any custom motorcycle looking like the Nero MKII, a fully customized Chang Jiang 750. Roll it down Main Street in Daytona or Lazelle Street in Sturgis, and most bikers won’t understand what they are staring at. Bandit 9.