Fully-functioning electric Tron light cycle goes to auction
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 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
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