This is the illuminated, street-legal motorcycle inspired by the computer animated cycle from the 2010 film Tron: Legacy, and for $55,000 it can be yours. Designed and built by Hammacher Schlemmer for casual cruising and slow ride-bys at shows, it is made from a steel frame covered by a fiberglass cowling that replicates the sleek look of its computer-generated imagery counterpart. Electroluminescent strips built into the tire cowlings, wheel rims, and body illuminate the cycle.
It is powered by a fuel-injected Suzuki 996cc, 4-stroke engine and riders lay at a near-horizontal position astride the padded leather seat, with feet on foot pegs that control its 6-speed constant mesh manual transmission and hands on the handlebars for throttle and braking.
The hubless wheels are former truck tires built up then custom-shaped to fit onto one of two counter-rotating rims spinning within each other, providing the broad-tired authenticity of the computer cycles from the movie.
A chain-driven friction drum manages acceleration and braking from the handlebars. It has spring-loaded front and rigid rear suspension. Its wet sump lubrication system eliminates tubes and hoses for oil pick-up, facilitating its streamlined, minimalist design.
Disney’s long awaited TRON: Legacy was released yesturday. The film follows Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), a rebellious 27-year-old who is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn (Oscar- and Golden Globe-winner Jeff Bridges), a man once known as the world’s leading video-game developer. When Sam investigates a strange signal sent from the old Flynn’s Arcade, a signal that could only come from his father. He finds himself pulled into a digital world where Kevin has been trapped for 20 years.
With the help of the fearless warrior Quorra (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe. A universe created by Kevin himself that has become far more advanced with never-before imagined vehicles, weapons, landscapes and a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing to prevent their escape.
Presented in Disney Digital 3D and scored by Grammy Award-winning electronic music duo Daft Punk, TRON: Legacy is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that’s unlike anything ever captured on the big screen.
TRON Night: 3D and IMAX Experience, is a special event being held on the 28th October 2010, that will give audiences worldwide the first opportunity to step onto the Grid and into the cutting-edge, 3D world of Walt Disney Pictures’ high-tech adventure TRON: Legacy. Free tickets for this 20-plus-minute sneak peek of the highly anticipated film are avilable at Disney Screenings
. Enter the password legacy
to get your hands on the free tickets.
Here is a list of the cinemas in the UK hosting the previews.
VUE Bristol Cribbs Thu October 28th 7:30 PM
VUE Oxford Thu October 28th 7:30 PM
VUE Plymouth Thu October 28th 7:30 PM
VUE Leeds Kirkstall Thu October 28th 7:30 PM
ODEON Greenwich Thu October 28th 8:30 PM
ODEON Wimbledon Thu October 28th 8:30 PM
ODEON Southampton Thu October 28th 8:30 PM
ODEON Cardiff Thu October 28th 8:30 PM
ODEON Gateshead Thu October 28th 8:30 PM
ODEON Norwich Thu October 28th 8:30 PM
ODEON Manchester – The Print Works Thu October 28th 8:30 PM
ODEON Liverpool ONE Thu October 28th 8:30 PM
CINEWORLD Brighton Thu October 28th 7:00 PM
CINEWORLD Cambridge Thu October 28th 7:00 PM
CINEWORLD Nottingham Thu October 28th 7:00 PM
CINEWORLD Sheffield Thu October 28th 7:00 PM
CINEWORLD Edinburgh Thu October 28th 7:00 PM
CINEWORLD Dublin Thu October 28th 7:00 PM
IMAX London Waterloo Thu October 28th 7:45 PM
IMAX Birmingham Thu October 28th 7:00 PM
IMAX Glasgow Science Centre Thu October 28th 7:00 PM