By Andrew Liszewski
What impresses me most about this real-life Tron lightcycle is that the bike shop who created it, Parker Brothers Custom Choppers, only had access to reference photos of the bike taken from the internet. No official plans, or 3D models from the film’s post-production shops. And given they had to cram a Suzuki TLR1000 V-twin engine, brakes and other functional bits in there required to make them street legal, I’d say the bikes turned out pretty impressive. Even if they don’t exactly turn on a dime, as you’ll see in this video of some of the test drives. (3 if anyone out there is taking my Christmas wish list seriously.)
The shop actually built 10 of these replicas, and is selling them for $55,000 a pop. It makes a much better piece of movie memorabilia than a plastic collapsing lightsaber if you ask me, but if you want one you better act fast since apparently there are only 4 left.