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Tron-Inspired Custom Light Cycle

Custom Tron Bike

This illunimated Suzuki-powered street-legal motorcycle was inspired by the computer animated cycle from the 2010 film Tron: Legacy. While the Ducati SportClassic shown in the film is no longer being manufactured by Ducatii in 2011, this street bike is for real.

The Light Cycle is designed for casual cruising, slow ride-bys, and motorcycle shows; it is made from a steel frame covered by a fiberglass cowling that replicates the sleek look of its computer-generated imagery counterpart.

Electroluminescent strips built into the tire cowlings, wheel rims, and body illuminate the motorcycle. It is powered by a fuel-injected Suzuki 996cc, 4-stroke engine.

In order to ride this thing, the motorcycle 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. Its wet sump lubrication system eliminates tubes and hoses for oil pick-up, facilitating its streamlined, minimalist design.

It uses a 3 1/2-gallon main fuel tank and 1 1/4-gallon reserve tank. All Tron-insi cycles are built to order. 8 1/2′ L x 23 1/4" W x 28 1/2" H. (474 lbs.)

In this YouTube video you can see actual footage of the final testing of the the Tron Legacy inspired Light Cycle. This custom motorcycle is being built be Parker Brothers Custom Choppers located in Melbourne, Florida U.S.A.

The Tron bike has a MSRP of $55,000 USD and is being sold by Hammacher Schlemmer (Item 11862). For more information call 1-800-227-3528.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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