Being products of the Nintendo generation, Asphalt & Rubber can thank movies like Tron and Akira for piquing our interest in motorcycles at an early age. While there have been several attempts to build Kaneda’s feet-forward steed , replicas of the Tron lightcycle prove to be more elusive.
With Tron Legacy set to come out later this year, some custom bike builders have risen to the challenge to complete our ultimate geek-meets-motorcycling dreams, and are offering 5 custom made road-going Tron lightcycles for purchase on eBay.
At $35,000 a pop, Parker Brothers Choppers isn’t exactly giving away these creations, but the bikes reportedly will look the part while being street legal. Parker Brothers Choppers has been carving out a niche for themselves creating working versions of movie replicas. Their last piece of work was the Batpod from The Dark Knight. We’re not sure how exactly the Parker Brothers are going to make the Lightcycle street-worthy, as they admit “the engineering behind a fully functional version is mindboggling to say the least,” which is somewhat concerning.
However interested buyers are encouraged to call the shop and discuss these issues, along what else you want incorporated into the fiberglass/carbon body of the bike. Also, don’t forget to discuss how many extra one-off 22×12 Hoosier tires you want for your hubless rims. Other options include deciding whether to use a conventional gasoline power motor, or for ultimate geekdom, an electric powertrain.
Each of the five Tron Lightcycle replicas will have its own unique color, which will be accented on the rims and rear lighthing. The choice are of course red, blue, yellow, green, and orange, as seen in the movie’s Lightcycle duel. We imagine we’ll have to wait until 2013 for the Akira remake for our Kaneda bike.