BME X-9 Nighthawk Bicycle | Inspired By Stealth Fighter

By - May 2nd, 2012

Brano Meres, or better known as BME, is no stranger to bicycles made of exotic materials. After making a foray into sustainable side of spectrum with his bamboo composite frame, the trained Mechanical Engineer made the bee line for the other end of the material spectrum in his latest design, the X-9 Nighthawk. Similar to its namesake stealth fighter, the F-117 Nighthawk, the X-9 is a series of angular forms. Meres started with aramid honeycomb core first, each shaped with a water-jet and laminated in carbon fiber. In following the stealth theme, Meres created the prototype BME S72 Saddle to pair off and quipped the bike with Gates belt drive plus the Atomic22 Infiniti3D Guard Dogs security wheel skewer. Though it looked to be a conceptual model, the singlespeed bike is quite real and made its debut in March at Berlin Fahrradschau 2012.