Titanium Samurai Bike Handcrafted in Japan

View all 9 Photos

The Samurai Bike is a new ride by the Kyoto-based designer Kazushige Miyake, known in the world of two wheels for creating the Compact Bike for MUJI. Inspired by both the samurai and his weapon of choice, the katana, Miyake’s latest bicycle is strong and steeped in Japanese tradition.
The design features a handcrafted titanium frame and parts made of Ti-6A1-4V alloy. The frame was handcrafted by Japanese artisans using the “Ebikan” technique of welding small fan-shaped pieces. The resulting pipes are durable, lightweight, and smooth as a plate of armor.
Some of the other bike components were created with contemporary machinery. The steering column and rear end, for instance, were micro-lasered to achieve their respective cut and etched effects. These details make the road bike artful as well as tough, just like a skilled warrior.

titanium-samurai-bike-handcrafted-in-japan-0

Holly

Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

Take me there

  • Eastwind Hotel & Bar

    A cozy upstate New York retreat in the Catskill Mountains. The brainchild of a group…

  • The Kumaon

    A serene mountain retreat in the Himalayas. Located 1600m above sea level in the Village…

  • The Yays – Crane Apartment

    Sleeping in an industrial crane while visiting Amsterdam. Dutch company Yays is a new travel…

  • Babylonstoren

    An unforgettable hotel experience. In recent years, more and more tourists have started focusing on…

More for you

                array(5) {
  ["post__not_in"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    int(127859)
  }
  ["tag__not_in"]=>
  array(2) {
    [0]=>
    int(16203)
    [1]=>
    int(9208)
  }
  ["posts_per_page"]=>
  int(12)
  ["caller_get_posts"]=>
  int(1)
  ["cat"]=>
  int(661)
}
            
  • The Progress Bike

    A bike that defies convention. Even at a glance, the aptly named The Progress bike…

  • The Cowboy Electric Bike

    Created for fun and faster urban commutes. Stylish and modern, the new Cowboy Electric Bicycle…

  • A Custom BMW GS Bike

    Stylish and ready for adventures. In a quest to make the BMW GS bike look…

  • Falcon BMW R Nine T

    A modern bike with a classic appearance. Dresden-based Hookie Co. likes to do things differently….

  • The KVAERN E-Bike

    Urban commutes powered by the sun. Featuring a sleek futuristic aesthetic and an environmentally friendly…

  • Introducing Joiner Bikes

    Upgrade your ride in style. Passionate about crafting premium quality bikes that offer high performance…

  • The Ibis Häkka MX Bicycle

    A road, cross, and gravel bike in one ingenious design. First presented at Eurobike 2017,…

  • A Custom BMW R80 Cafe Racer

    Creatively modified with striking details. Made by multi-disciplinary studio Nozem Amsterdam, this custom BMW motorcycle…

  • The Kalk Electric Bike

    A whole new kind of e-bike. It only takes a quick glance to realize that…

  • A Custom Honda CX500 Racer

    Pushing the limits to bring a dream bike to life. All bike customization projects require…

Close Cart