Geek Gifts: $55,000 Street-Legal TRON: LEGACY Light Cycle Replica

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If after watching Joseph Kosinski’s Tron: Legacy you found yourself saying “Boy, I sure would like to have me one of those nifty light cycles,” today’s your lucky day. An illuminated, street-legal motorcycle inspired by the light cycles from Tron: Legacy can now be yours for the low, low price of $55,000. The cycle is actually a pretty great replica, and it includes a Suzuki 996cc, 4-stroke engine and electroluminescent strips built into the tire cowlings, wheel rims, and body of the bike to give it that Tron glow.

Hit the jump to check out the full specs and images, as well as videos of the cycle in action.

Info and images via Hammacher:

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Here are the specs:

  • Suzuki 996cc, 4 stroke engine
  • Electroluminescent strips built into the tire cowlings
  • Electroluminescent strips built into the wheel rims
  • Electroluminescent strips built into the body to illuminate the cycle
  • 6-speed constant mesh manual transmission
  • Spring-loaded front and rigid rear suspension
  • 3 1/2-gallon main fuel tank and 1 1/4-gallon reserve tank
  • 8 1/2′ L x 23 1/4″ W x 28 1/2″ H. (474 lbs.)

This is the illuminated, street-legal motorcycle inspired by the computer animated cycle from the 2010 film Tron: Legacy. Designed for casual cruising and slow ride-bys at 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 cycle. It is powered by a fuel-injected Suzuki 996cc, 4-stroke engine. 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 cycles are built to order. 8 1/2′ L x 23 1/4″ W x 28 1/2″ H. (474 lbs.)

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