Tron: Legacy is scheduled to hit theaters on December 17 and indulge us for thinking that it would be ridiculously awesome to show up at your local Loews or AMC riding a custom-built, street-legal Tron Light Cycle.
The custom make bikes are the work of Parker Brothers Choppers from Florida and will be limited to only 10 separate units. Each of the bikes will be made with a steel frame, a fiberglass bodywork, and a Suzuki TLR1000-powered V-twin engine. A custom-made friction drum serves as the bike’s brakes and keeps the Light Cycle’s design closely resembling the virtual version seen in the actual movie. There are also speed gauges on the front with an iPad dock that allows customers to view the bike’s statistical figures on the iPad’s screen.
Jeff Halverson of Parker Brothers Choppers measures the bike at 100 inches long, 23 inches wide, and around 474 lbs. He also mentioned that the bike closely resembles that of a sportbike. We don’t know how close to the truth that is but if we had $55,000 – that’s how much it costs – to spare, we wouldn’t mind finding it out for ourselves.
Unfortunately, six of the ten bikes have already been sold with only four Light Cycles available. Better decide if you want to buy the Light Cycle because the movie is about two weeks away from opening.