I've only ever ridden a motorcycle one time in my life and I've never driven one, but I would learn real damn quick if I had $35,000 to drop on a custom, life-size Light Cycle from Disney's upcoming Tron
sequel. These actually exist thanks to Parker Brother's Choppers out of Florida, who recently also put together a full-size replica of the Batpod from The Dark Knight
They're stepping up their game by creating five custom replicas of the already famous Tron: Legacy
Light Cycles built to order, and get this, they'll be fully street legal. The bikes are being produced in five colors, one each of red, blue, green, orange and yellow. They're all built to order so you'll have to put down a healthy deposit before they start soldering parts together.
To order yours, head over to Ebay
and be quick about it. Nerds have a lot of disposable income. You save a lot of money on rent when you live in your Mom's basement.
Seriously though, is there anything more badass than the possibility of rolling through downtown at night on your custom fucking Light Cycle? I'm going to dream about this tonight. Here's a video from last years Comic Con where the bike was revealed in person, to provide dream material.
Here's the full announcement from the geek-friendly geniuses at Parker Brothers Choppers:
The new Tron Legacy movie will hit theaters in December of this year and the lightcycle sequence will be the hit of the movie. To celebrate this historic event, the Parker Brothers team is building 5 custom one off "Lightcycles" to the exact specs of the movie bikes. Each bike will be black with an accent color - 5 bikes with 5 different accent colors (red, blue, yellow, green, and orange). There will only be one bike made per color so if you must have a certain color, you better call now. This is a first come first serve project so don't delay. Disney designers built a "movie prop" of this bike for the TRON Legacy promotions and not a running version so these will be the only known running versions to exist. The engineering behind a fully functional version is mindboggling to say the least.
Now, about the bikes themselves, the wheels are custom made 22" x12" dual hubless wheels with custom made tires (Hoosier is custom making 5 sets just for us specifically for this project). (Buyers will have the option of additional tires as needed) The frame is 2" cold rolled and boxed hardened steel with carbon fiber/fiberglass bodies. Accent colors are neon glowing from behind frosted plexiglass and can be turned off or on with the flip of a switch.
Unlike the "Batpod" replica, the "Lightcycle" is being built for everyday street use. Each bike will come with a manufacterers build sheet and a certificate of title with purchase. Each bike will come with either a high powered electric motor or a high performance gasoline motor and transmission depending on the buyers needs. Be the envy of everyone who sees this bike as it will make motorcycles as you now know them seem like antiques on the road. No future "Lightcycles" will be made to ensure the value of these custom motorcycles in the coming years. They will get individual vin numbers at first order 001 to last 005 as well as the original prototype vin number 000.
The back cover opens up at the push of a button and there is a neon glow that exits from the back of the bike to resemble the lightcycles colored light trail from the original game. These bikes will also come with a TRON style helmet (Not DOT Approved) and all bikes will be available within 6-8 weeks of contract. A nominal deposit will be required to start the build and you will receive a youtube uplink to follow the progress of your individual bike until completion. Please contact us if you have questions and we can iron out the details before starting your build.
Please note, these bikes are offered starting at 35,000 , which is a standard Lightcycle including either a gas powered or an high output electric motor as well as a complete carbon fiber/fiberglass body and led neons throughout. Additional upgrades are available upon request at an additional charge. Serious buyers are encouraged to call Marc at 321-960-0756 to discuss your options. While we appreciate enthusiasm and would love to sell everyone a bike like these, please don't waste our time or yours with lowball offers. Financing is available on most models, contact us for details.