A fully-functional lightcycle replica from the ‘Tron: Legacy’ creations just sold at an RM Sotheby’s auction for $77,000, making it the biggest steal of 2015. How this incredible piece of machinery went for only $77,000 is beyond me. It’s one of the most iconic motorcycles in recent movie history, a nearly perfect replica, and it sold for less than many high-end luxury cars.
If a lightcycle replica from Tron: Legacy isn’t the very definition of luxury, then I don’t know what is. The auction recently took place at RM Sotheby’s as ‘The Andrews Collection’, and it has me thinking that Sotheby’s might be slipping. Had they put the word out that this badass bike was up for auction surely we could’ve pooled some money together and bought this, no?
Details of the lightcycle from the RM Auction website:
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
The ultimate homage for any fan
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 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.
Sadly this incredible piece of machinery was sold for $77k before any of us were the wiser. For more on this über nerd auction you can click on over to Sotheby’s RM Auctions website.