Motorcycles

All-electric Tron Lightcycle hits the streets

All-electric Tron Lightcycle h...
All-Electric Lightcycle (Screenshot from Parker Brothers video)
All-Electric Lightcycle (Screenshot from Parker Brothers video)
View 6 Images
All-Electric Lightcycle (Screenshot from Parker Brothers video)
1/6
All-Electric Lightcycle (Screenshot from Parker Brothers video)
All-Electric Lightcycle (Screenshot from Parker Brothers video)
2/6
All-Electric Lightcycle (Screenshot from Parker Brothers video)
All-Electric Lightcycle (Screenshot from Parker Brothers video)
3/6
All-Electric Lightcycle (Screenshot from Parker Brothers video)
All-Electric Lightcycle (Screenshot from Parker Brothers video)
4/6
All-Electric Lightcycle (Screenshot from Parker Brothers video)
All-Electric Lightcycle (Screenshot from Parker Brothers video)
5/6
All-Electric Lightcycle (Screenshot from Parker Brothers video)
The original Lightcycle runs on a 996 cc Suzuki 4-stroke engine
6/6
The original Lightcycle runs on a 996 cc Suzuki 4-stroke engine

Practicality tends to take a back seat when you combine sci-fi cult status with custom chopper building - and there's no room for a pillion passenger on the Lightcycle. We first spied Parker Brothers Choppers Lightcycle project last year when it surfaced in gas-powered form, now the company has released video of a fully-electric version of the neon-packing two-wheeler in action. The electric motor may be quieter, but this one's still guaranteed to turn heads.

The Lightcycle is based on the conveyance from 2010's Tron: Legacy and in its latest real-world form it has undergone extensive body reworking as well as getting a 96 volt electric motor and lithium ion battery pack. Parker Brothers quotes an (impressive if true) top speed of "in excess of 100 mph" and a range of 100 miles on a single charge with 35 minute recharge times.

There's no word yet on pricing or availability of All Electric Lightcycle, but the Suzuki V-twin driven model is still being sold through Hammacher Schlemmer for an asking price of US$55K.

You might not find yourself lane-splitting or scraping the pegs while astride this beast, but - at least until landspeeders hit the market - you'll be hard pressed to find a more radical 21st century ride.

Source: Parker Brothers Choppers

36 comments
Carlos Grados
Beautiful!
Richardf
The bike form akira would be less stressful on the neck not to mention more cool
Jeff Rosati
As much as the rider in me thinks this is completely useless ... the geek in me loves it. What I like more than anything is having the balls to build it.
Tord Eriksson
Least practical bike of the year, no contest! When styling overpowers everything else!
tkj
VERY cool .. but . .they really ought to be up-front about the video .. it is obviously comp-graphics .. tho very high quality .. suggesting the bike doesn\'t yet exist in reality..
Yhpar Camiña
nice one!
Ivan Krajc
Amazing!!The future is now!!
Nils Tvengsberg
WHAT A GREAT CONCEPT...TAKE A LOCK
Slowburn
The first time you see one live it will probably have its tires stuffed with \'cargo\'.
Facebook User
It\'s street legal (I wouldn\'t ride it in NYC), not really practical and looks to be hard on the User. But, it\'s definetily cool looking.