Seeing as Earthlings have not yet discovered repulsorlift technology, the closest thing we have to riding a podracer may be the Vision K750, a bike recently shown in concept form by Jinan Jedi. As the latest in a string of better and better looking concepts to come out of China, this bike may be the ripple in the Force that indicates the beginning of a new hope for that country’s motorcycle exports.
According to their website, Jinan Jedi Motorcycle Technology Co., Ltd. was founded in 1975, and until recently was mainly the purveyor of motorcycles for police, fire, and postal agency use. Lately, their line of bikes has expanded to include touring, enduro, and cruiser models for the consumer market, in capacities up to 750cc.
The Vison K750 is the company’s first foray into sport bikes. It makes use of one of their existing 750cc engines, a parallel twin that, according to Cycle World, makes 68 bhp at 7,500 rpm and 49.4 pound-feet of torque at 6,500 rpm in their production bikes. A real Jedi would have a light saber advantage over a Ninja’s conventional sword, but this Jedi finds itself on equal ground with a Ninja 650 in the power department.
The otherworldly styling is where the Vision K750 gains multiple dejarik points. Sculpted features, muscular proportions, and some Kylo Ren-esque strake detailing combine for a striking overall result. The front fender with shrouds over the fork legs seem to hint at some advanced front suspension design, but instead conceal a conventional upside-down fork holding Brembo front brakes.
While other Chinese motorcycle manufacturers have relied on derivative styling or strategic partnerships with established international players, Jinan Jedi appears to have achieved something original and homegrown. Based upon appearance alone, the Jedi Vision K750 looks like it could make the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs.
Sources: cycleworld.com, jedimotor.com