First impressions of the Bandit9 Odyssey may leave you mumbling, \u201cWhat the hell?\u201d under your breath, but give this motorcycle its dues\u2014it\u2019s a very well-designed and high-performing bike. The unibody frame is made of 904L steel. The seat features memory foam and Italian leather. The rims are Borani, the forks Marzocchi, and the brakes Beringer Aerotec. In other words, every element of this bike is extremely high-end.\r\n\r\nThe OLED display is an innovative touch. Top it all off with a 1400cc V-Twin and you\u2019ve got a great ride. Alternatively, you can select a dual-drive electric engine and stay green even while you roar down the road.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nBut it\u2019s the overall design that makes you cock your head to the side and squint. It leaves you wondering what you\u2019re looking at. It looks like someone draped a saddle blanket over a fence, or grabbed something with a hot pad. You don\u2019t see the engine, the tank, or anything, outside of the wheels and handlebar, that makes you think motorcycle.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAnd maybe that\u2019s a good thing. Bandit9 makes a good point that motorcycle design hasn\u2019t evolved. (Why fix something that\u2019s not broke, right?) Bandit9 is making a name for itself by departing from that vintage and accepted look. It seems to be working for them. Once you get past your initial impression, and if you can keep an open mind, the bike is actually kind of cool. You might just go from asking \u201cwhat the hell\u201d to \u201cwhy not?\u201d\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.