I firmly believe that The Dark Knight was one of the best movies ever made. Aside from the late Heath Ledger’s legendary performance, the movie was bursting with amazing elements, like its soundtrack, its complex but rich storyline, and it’s remarkable vehicles. One of these, the Batpod, is now up for auction. It’s one of six such bikes that were built for the film.
This incredible vehicle features a custom-made chassis with 31″ Hoosier racing tyres and a Honda 750 engine. Fibreglass body panels finished in metallic grey paint cover the bike’s engine and handlebars. A pair of cannon barrels made of plastic, resin and fibreglass are secured at the front of the vehicle, and a laser targeting unit is fitted above the right hand grip. A radiator and hydraulics are fitted behind the saddle, and the braking system is operated by controls on the left handle and the right pedal. Black foam padding is installed on the body, saddle and knee rests for comfort whilst riding.
Well-used on both productions, as well as in the promotion of the films as part of the Warner Bros. archive, the Batpod displays some wear to the body panels and some light corrosion on the chassis, with damage to the left gun mount as a result of use on se
We don’t expect you to buy this and ride it around or anything; we’re not even sure that’s legal. But for anyone looking to own a piece of movie history, the Batpod is expected to fetch somewhere around £60000 – £80000 ($80,000USD – $105,000USD).
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