It has always been our dream to own a lightcycle from 2010’s “TRON: Legacy”. Our dream will soon become a reality because some of the most sought-after fictional gadgets like the hoverboard and the self-lacing shoes from “Back to the Future”, as well as the lightcycle are heading to our world soon.
Unfortunately, you can only be rich or obsessed enough to get your very own fictional gadgets in real life. Case in point, a driveable lightcycle replica that was recently auctioned off at a sky-high price – $77,000.
The custom-built bike was designed under contract in 2011 by a high-end customs company for the Andrews Collection to “recreate the unique motorcycles seen in the 2010 movie”. Sadly, this is not a bike powered by the energy of a video game programme, as seen in the movie. Instead, it is powered by a direct-drive electric motor with lithium batteries, a computer-controlled throttle, rebound and compression damping with spring-preload front suspension and rigid rear suspension, and front and rear hydraulic brakes.
According to RM Sotheby’s website, it is the only motorcycle replica that the company has ever produced or made available for purchase, making it an ideal opportunity for fans to enjoy this truly unique experience. It is in mint condition as it has only been ridden around the testing facilities.
The bidder’s identity remains a mystery, but we will assume that the bike owner is the biggest TRON fan in the world. Unlike this devoted Chinese fan, the lightcycle owner won’t be banned from riding it on the streets. Unfortunately, it doesn’t leave behind an impenetrable wall of light because, you know, science.
Now, don’t worry guys. You may not be able to get your own lightcycle, but you will see the bike in action sometime again soon because Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund, as well as the director of the film, will return to direct a threequel. The filming will begin later this year, but no details regarding the plot were revealed.
What do you think of the lightcycle replica? Would you pay $77,000 or more to own one? Let us know in the comments box below.