I was a kid back in 1982 when the first (and still the original) Tron movie hit the box office, since then Light Cycles have been a dream.
2010 brought us Tron: Legacy and here we get a Light Cycle for real!
A real motorcycle that not only looks and feels like a Light Cycle: it runs fast too!
Electroluminescent strips built into the tire cowlings, wheel rims, and body illuminate the cycle. It is powered by a fuel-injected Suzuki 996cc, 4-stroke engine. Riders lay at a near-horizontal position astride the padded leather seat, with feet on foot pegs that control its 6-speed constant mesh manual transmission and hands on the handlebars for throttle and braking. The hubless wheels are former truck tires built up then custom-shaped to fit onto one of two counter-rotating rims spinning within each other, providing the broad-tired authenticity of the computer cycles from the movie. A chain-driven friction drum manages acceleration and braking from the handlebars. It has spring-loaded front and rigid rear suspension.
Light Cycles come from another dimension and its price tag is accordingly high: US $ 55,000.
More details on Hammacher.com
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