Movie memorabilia doesn't really get more impressive, insane and expensive as this. Sotheby's auction house recently sold one of the functional electric motorcycles from Tron: Legacy.
The vehicle, which is described as a functional 'recreation of the Tron: Legacy motorcycle', reached a final value of $77,000 and comes with a neon lights and computer-controlled throttle. The official description of the vehicle described it thus:
96 volt, direct-drive electric motor with lithium batteries and a computer-controlled throttle, rebound and compression damping with spring-preload front suspension and rigid rear suspension, and front and rear hydraulic brakes.
- A recreation of the Tron: Legacy motorcycle
- Functional electric motorcycle
This custom electric vehicle was built especially for the Andrews Collection to recreate the unique motorcycles seen in the 2010 movie Tron: Legacy. It is a highly compelling work of mobile art that has an enduring connection to pop culture.
- The ultimate homage for any fan
The bike was partially built by an outside firm and then sent to the Andrews’s own shop for completion. It is a fully functioning motorcycle that can be ridden, as it is powered by a direct-drive electric motor that has lithium batteries, which is mated to a computer-controlled digital electronic transmission. This custom Tron tribute boasts a very low seat height of 28.5 inches, making it easy to ride even at low speeds. The motorcycle is finished in black with a white stripe and boasts an imposing stance to match its performance.
Unfortunately, we do not quite know what the exact performance of the bike is, although I can imagine it doesn't quite meet what we saw in the actual movies.