While your dream of one day warping into your computer and meeting a tiny Jeff Bridges may never come true, you can live out your Tron fantasies in another way by purchasing a fully functional lightcycle replica. The lightcycle is completely ride-able and street-legal, featuring a direct-drive electric motor powered by lithium batteries. Living out your oddly specific dream won’t come cheap however, as the lightcycle is being put up for auction with bidding starting at $25,000.
Originally built for the Andrews Collection, the lightcycle is a replica of the one used in the 2010 film, Tron: Legacy. The bike was finished in 2012 and has since only been ridden round in Andrews’ facilities to “ensure tha it remains in functioning condition.” It boasts a low 28.5-inch seat to make for an easy ride, even at highway speeds. Currently there are no plans for anything similar or this detailed to be produced, so the bike is being called a one of a kind, and the high price point reflects that.
Auctioning for the lightcycle will begin on May 2, 2015 with the bidding kicking off at a staggering $25,000, and expected to reach as high as $40,000. The auction itself is being run by RM Sotheby’s, a company that specializes in auctioning off classic and high-end collector’s automobiles.Source: RM Sotheby’s