Have a look at the new and unique Tron Skatecycle cruising the streets of New York. For a moment there, you imagined something large, fast and expensive, cutting corners and wowing the crowds. But that’s just because you probably don’t know what a skatecycle is.

Part skateboard and part bicycle, it’s described as a “hub-less two wheeled self-propelling vehicle “, and from the way it sort of effortlessly glides across the pavement, it’s an experience that’s closer to snowboarding than skateboarding.

With its circular blue lights, the Tron Skatecycle, made by Alon Karpman at Brooklyn Workshop, is a bit of viral marketing for skatecycles and a celebration of the coming release of the new Tron movie.