I’ve always fancied myself riding a bike down the street and then have every passerby trying frantically to pick their jaws up from the floor. There are only a handful of bikes that can command that kind of attention and one of them is going to hit the auction block really soon.

The Tron Light Cycle, or at least a one-off replica, is going to be auctioned off at an RM Auctions/Sothesby’s event in Texas on May 2. While it’s not exactly the original light cycle used in Tron: Legacy, this version is actually a lot better because it’s fully functional and has a direct-drive 96V electric motor that runs courtesy of a lithium battery pack and is mated to computer-controlled digital electronic transmission. Yep. it’s a light cycle that works and is fuel-efficient. Sign me up!

The owner of the bike is Paul Andrews, who as many of you know, is one of the most well-known automotive collectors in America. But he and his son Chris are also passionate about motorcycles and just because they wanted to, they decided to commission a third-party manufacturer to build them a working replica of the Light Cycle. It’s unclear how long they’ve had this beauty in their garage, but after deciding to sell off some items in their collection, the father and son duo looked at the Light Cycle and thought to themselves that it deserved to have a new owner.

So the Light Cycle is headed to an RM Auctions/Sotheby’s event in Texas on May 2 where I expect it to be one of the most highly anticipated pieces in the auction. It’s reportedly still in “as-new condition” so at the very least, the new owner will get a lot of good miles and stares for it. It has no reserve price and the estimated bid price is pegged at just $25,000 to $40,000, making it a can’t-miss bargain for fans of the movie franchise and fans of cool bikes in general.

Continue reading to read more about the Tron: Legacy Replica Light Cycle.

Why it matters

Oh my word, where do I even begin? An actual, life-sized Tron Light Cycle that runs on electric power? This custom bike is the kind of stuff that dreams are made of.

Aesthetically, the look of the bike is spot-on to the one in the movie. The wheels and the body even light up in that all-too familiar ambient blue glow. The only thing this replica bike is missing is rotating wheels feature that made the movie bike completely mental.

But I’ll settle for what this bike has to offer. After all, it’s not everyday that something like this hits the auction block and the fact that it runs on electricity is an added bonus. You’re not going to ride this Light Cycle like an absolute maniac because the true appeal of this baby lies in its ability to turn heads and make other people green with envy.

I’l be honest. If I had money to spare to make a bid on this Light Cycle, I’d do it without a second thought. I might even go above the estimated auction price just to be sure that I get it. You have no idea how bummed out I am that I can’t even make a decent bid for this bike.

But if somebody does end up buying it, I just hope that he or she enjoys the hell out of it. Like I said, you rarely come across a drivable Light Cycle and chances are, you’re not going to see one that looks as hot as this one anytime soon.

Source: Sothebys

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