Diehard fan buys all-electric 'Tron' light cycle for $77,000
For more than a Tesla Model S, you could have purchased your own real, working light cycle.
On Saturday, one diehard Tron fan splurged $77,000 on an all-electric light cycle. The functional motor bike is a faithful replica of the vehicle used in the 2010 movie Tron: Legacy.
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The light cycle was auctioned off by RM Sotheby's with original bidding prices said to have been set anywhere from $25,000 to $40,000.
The electric bike was designed for the Andrews Collection and was listed as "as-new condition."
According to the auction details, the light cycle contains a "96-volt, direct-drive electric motor with lithium batteries and a computer-controlled throttle, rebound and compression damping with spring-preload front suspension and rigid rear suspension, and front and rear hydraulic brakes."
Although there aren't many details on the anonymous buyer and on the light cycle itself, its 2011 build is extremely similar to the one designed by Parker Brothers Choppers and Evolve Motorcycles in the same year (see video above). It's possible they are one and the same.
As for riding the thing, it has a "low seat height of 28.5 inches, making it easy to ride even at low speeds." And yes, it's street legal.