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From movies to video games, the "Tron" franchise has been zipping through popular culture since the '80s. Now you can own a piece of that "legacy" as Sotheby's will auction off a fully functioning "Tron"-style lightcycle on May 2.
The sleek electric-powered cycle is a replica of the one from "Tron: Legacy," Disney's 2010 reboot of the groundbreaking 1982 sci-fi film. While it's not the first lightcycle to be offered publicly, the vehicles are hard to come by, so if you've got a little extra cash to burn (well, a lot of extra cash to burn), you might want to get in on the auction action.
The cycle is part of a larger auction from the Andrews Collection, a stunning cache of vehicles obtained by car enthusiasts Paul Andrews and his son Chris (see video below). Paul Andrews is the founder of electronics manufacturing firm TTI, which was purchased by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway company in 2007.
"It is a fully functioning motorcycle that can be ridden, as it is powered by a direct-drive electric motor that has lithium batteries, which is mated to a computer-controlled digital electronic transmission," says the auction page. "This custom 'Tron' tribute boasts a very low seat height of 28.5 inches, making it easy to ride even at low speeds. The motorcycle is finished in black with a white stripe and boasts an imposing stance to match its performance."
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: DjembeJedi
This appears to be the coolest toy I have ever seen.
I say that it is a toy, because although it functions, I can see it being bloody impractical when it comes to cornering, and motion at high speed. For all that, its a gorgeous bit of design, and the fellows who put it together deserve a pint or ten for their efforts at least!