Those who have watched the 2010 science-fiction sequel, Tron: Legacy, must remember the movie’s rendition of the Light Cycle. Despite the film’s lukewarm reception, the incredibly futuristic and stunning design of the motorcycle did manage to capture the audience’s imagination. Come May and fans will get a chance to bid on a fully-functional, life-sized replica of the Tron Light Cycle.
Sporting a sleek black body and bright blue neon lights, the bike is a revamp of an earlier version, shown in the original 1982 film. The replica, in question, belongs to the collection owned by father-son duo, Paul and Chris Andrews. A flawless reproduction of the Tron Light Cycle, the electric vehicle was partially developed by a third-party company before it was delivered to the Andrews’ shop for completion.
The motorcycle runs on a 96 volt, direct-drive electric motor, fitted with lithium batteries. Additionally, it features powerful hydraulic brakes, computer-operated throttle, rebound and compression damping with front and rear suspension, a 28.5 inches-high seat and so on. The bike, which goes to auction on May 2, will likely fetch somewhere between $25,000 and $40,000. The auctioneer’s website states:
It is unlikely that a similar motorcycle will ever be produced or made available for purchase, making this a truly unique opportunity.
Since its construction in 2012, the motorcycle, which is said to be in “as-new condition”, has been ridden only a couple of times. It will be auctioned off as part of the owners’ attempt to decrease the size of their collection. Chris Andrews was reported saying:
We want to get down to a smaller number of cars – perhaps 15 to 20 – that we very much enjoy driving and that we can use on events with the family. There are a number of events we’d still like to try overseas and here in the United States, and in order to do that, we need to focus on a more manageable collection.
Via: RM Sotheby’s