Welcome to Matus1976's Akira Bike Project - Building a fully functional high performance recumbent motorcycle inspired by Kaneda's ride in "Akira"

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 the future of the company.  A roller coaster ride ensued and I am now co-owner of that company as we try to rebuild it after another move and high employee turnover.


I finally have a new shop setup and access to a CNC, but also another full time Job.

Check out my Kickstarter Project here. Though it has now ended

How can you Help??



Share the Akira Bike Project on your favorite social media site


This is very important, very helpful, and costs you nothing but a little time! Also share it on your favorite forums, including anime related forums and motorcycle forums.


Contribute your technical expertise or resources


If you work with CAD, FEA, CNC, motorcycle design or physics, IP law, etc and want to help out please contact me.


Contribute $


Money helps, it always does, this is an expensive project.  You can send money via PayPal or via Dwolla.









Help bring the fully functional high performance production Akira inspired motorcycle into existence...

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