Konami have teamed up with Triumph to build Snakes Motorbike in real life! This is piece of mechanical beauty! I want one!
If you got excited about owning a Metal Gear Solid 5 branded PS4, then just imagine the feeling of unboxing Snakes actual bike from Metal Gear.
Konami based Snakes bike design on the Triumph Bonneville T100. A beautiful classic bike that makes Snake look even cooler than is actually possible. Triumph have been secretly working on their MGS project for the past year, tirelessly working on cataloging absolutely every detail of the in game motorbike.
The results speak for themselves, this bike is as real to the game as you are likely to see, every inch of the bike is true to form, even down to the material used for the seat which is comprised of "Sneaking Suit neoprene and carbon Kevlar leather, inspired by Snake’s combat wear. "
“Pro tip: Take a close look at the VTB.1. One of the “arms” of the handlebars is a metallic red colour…” Konami UK Twitter
Is it road worthy? Almost. The bike is not currently equipped with a speedo, mirrors, or rev counter, and is riding on ultra aggressive knobble TKC80 tyres but these are insignificant details when you look at the bigger picture. Triumph say that they can add these road worthy additions upon purchase.
If your next shopping trip with the kids gets a bit hairy the bike is also equipped with a heavy duty ammunitions rack which hooks onto the back of the saddle, offering both protection and easy access to those vital munitions on your morning school run or play date.
Triumph have stated that they have only made one of these motorbike thus far but can and will produce more if required on a personalised order basis. I think I may be calling in for my personalised MGS bike later. (Don't tell the wife, especially if the blonde comes with it as standard)
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