“Tron: Legacy,” as in the movie, may have come and gone, but it has left us with a wake of products that has done anything but satiated our need for more highly stylized CG action. We’re not aware of plans for a sequel, but we’d be pretty giddy if there was such a movie in production. But until our dreams of a trilogy are realized we’ll have to settle for this replica Light Cycle from Hammacher Schlemmer.
Now, keep in mind this isn’t the first replica Tron Light Cycle that we’ve seen. Late last year we saw one from the Parker Brother Choppers. In fact, we have a sneaking suspicion that they’re manufacture behind these, especially seeing as they cost the same price ($55k) and both use a Suzuki branded engine, albeit a different model.
As of our last posting we hadn’t obtained the same level of detail. So safe to say a post, or in this case a repost – assuming our assumptions are correct – is justified. This Tron Cycle is designed to be ridden at slow speeds. You know, at shows, fairs, which in turn means it’s not designed for highway or open street use. Heck, we don’t even know if it’s street legal. On board is a a fuel-injected Suzuki 996cc, 4-stroke engine; a 6-speed constant mesh manual transmission, standard handlebars controls for throttle and braking; and a hubless wheel system made from former truck tires built up then custom-shaped to fit onto one of two counter-rotating rims spinning within each other, providing the broad-tired authenticity of the computer cycles. Despite it’s low center of gravity there is a spring-loaded front and rigid rear suspension, which is further streamlined by the wet sump lubrication system that eliminates tubes and hoses for oil pick-up.
If you want one of these $55,000 beasts, you’ll need to call 800-227-3528.
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."