The Tron Light Cycle has come to Real Life!

Shake&Bake

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Well in a way :)


The real-life Tron Lightcycle: Incredible street-legal superbike based on the film that can hit 120mph and costs $55,000


This stunning Tron Lightcycle is science fiction turned fact.

The iconic virtual vehicle - driven by computer programs and gamers in the futuristic films - has been recreated in reality by Parker Brothers Choppers.

The real-life hubless space-age bike is an amazing recreation of the CGI graphics from the film and is in reality 8ft long, 23-inches wide and 474lbs.





Only five of the machines are being produced by Florida-based Parker Brothers Choppers and cost $55,000 each.

Operations manager Jeff Halverson explained: 'It has a TL1000R motor that powers the chain driven friction drive system.

'It can go up to 120 miles per hour but we haven't taken it up to that speed yet.

'The hardest part of the build was trying to go from the CGI of the movie to a real-life situation.'

The company recorded the bike building process on camera and released it on YouTube where it quickly went viral.

The YouTube video of it being taken o a test drive has already notched up more than 700,000 views.

From the Daily Mail.
Can't wait for this damn movie! :D
 

bdt

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Agree on the movie; have to get the original out before then though.. As for that bike: well, they HAVE made something extraordinary, no doubt about that. Just a pity that, like a Hardly Ableto (also known as a Hardly Dangerous), it seems to have a turning circle somewhere around the size of a super-tanker! And did they REALLY have to make getting to the hand controls like being put in a rack - just look how they straight-arm the HELL outta that thing compared with the 'real' bike where the arms are at a much more natural angle ..'s sad that, despite the skills they clearly have, they can't get simple proportion right.
 
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