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Fully-functioning electric Tron light cycle goes to auction

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A replica of the TRON: Legacy light cycle is going up for auction
A replica of the TRON: Legacy light cycle is going up for auction
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A replica of the TRON: Legacy light cycle is going up for auction
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A replica of the TRON: Legacy light cycle is going up for auction
The light cycle was custom-built for the Andrews Collection
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The light cycle was custom-built for the Andrews Collection
The light cycle was partially built by an outside firm and completed by the Andrews' own shop
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The light cycle was partially built by an outside firm and completed by the Andrews' own shop
One of the large wheels of the Andrews Collection TRON: Legacy light cycle
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One of the large wheels of the Andrews Collection TRON: Legacy light cycle
The Andrews Collection TRON: Legacy light cycle can be illuminated
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The Andrews Collection TRON: Legacy light cycle can be illuminated
The front wheel and handlebars of the Andrews Collection TRON: Legacy light cycle
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The front wheel and handlebars of the Andrews Collection TRON: Legacy light cycle
The seat of the Andrews Collection TRON: Legacy electric light cycle
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The seat of the Andrews Collection TRON: Legacy electric light cycle
Riders must lean forward to ride the Andrews Collection TRON: Legacy light cycle
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Riders must lean forward to ride the Andrews Collection TRON: Legacy light cycle
The Andrews Collection light cycle is powered by a 96 V direct-drive electric motor with lithium batteries
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The Andrews Collection light cycle is powered by a 96 V direct-drive electric motor with lithium batteries
The Andrews Collection light cycle has a computer-controlled throttle
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The Andrews Collection light cycle has a computer-controlled throttle

TRON: Legacy may not have lived up to its hype when it was released in 2010, but one part of the movie that did capture people's imaginations was the redesigned light cycle. Such was the case that working replicas were even produced and auctioned. Now, another replica is available for fans to bid on.

The light cycle was custom built for the Andrews Collection in 2011/12, partially by an outside firm before completion by the Andrews’ own shop. Having reportedly only been ridden around the Andrews facilities to ensure that it remains functional, the bike is said to be be in "as-new condition." It is going on sale at RM Sotheby's as part of the family's aim to reduce the size of its collection.

"We want to get down to a smaller number of cars – perhaps 15 to 20 – that we very much enjoy driving and that we can use on events with the family," explains artist and businessman Chris Andrews. "There are a number of events we’d still like to try overseas and here in the United States, and in order to do that, we need to focus on a more manageable collection."

The front wheel and handlebars of the Andrews Collection TRON: Legacy light cycle
The front wheel and handlebars of the Andrews Collection TRON: Legacy light cycle

The bike is powered by a 96 V direct-drive electric motor with lithium batteries. Among its other features are a computer-controlled throttle, rebound and compression damping with spring-preload front suspension and rigid rear suspension and front and rear hydraulic brakes.

The auction will take place on May 2 in Texas, US, with a guide price for the bike set at US$25,000 to $40,000 without reserve.

Source: RM Sotheby's

7 comments
Nelson Hyde Chick
But is it street legal?
Tom Lee Mullins
I think that is way cool. It would be neat to have the money to buy it. If I did, I would.
The Skud
It might be street legal, but would frighten h**l out of the rider at the first tight corner!
owlbeyou
Such a chunky and bad-assed machine should have more than a whining sound of an electric bike.
Phil Taylor
Not buying it until the anti-matter version comes out.
Mike Moore
Not fully functional if it doesn't build an infinite, impenetrable wall behind it. Partially functional, at best, you mean..
Ernesto Hernandez
Check this bad boy out bro....Im going to get me one of these....LOL