If you’re too impatient to hang on for the arrival of the Back to the Future 2 hoverboards why not buy one of these instead?
Via Dude I Want That:
Yeah, it costs more than twice the country’s 2011 median income, but two little words make it worth every penny: Street. Legal. If you can convince the bank, or your mom, to spot you the cash, a living, breathing replica of the computer-animated cycle from the 2010 film TRON: Legacy will earn you the awe and admiration of every pulse-possessing male aged 8 to 44. Plus after-hours access to pretty much every drive-thru espresso stand barista you ever meet. Good thing the Light Cycle requires riders to lie almost horizontal astride its black leather seat, because horizontal is a position any owner of this ticket to eternal ass is going to have to get used to.
The Light Cycle’s aesthetic splendor begins with a steel frame, which is covered by a fiberglass cowling to replicate the sleek look of its computer-generated counterpart. Electroluminescent strips embedded in the wheels and body puppeteer laser-esque displays of awesomeness during casual cruises and gamer’s convention tailgates. A fuel-injected Suzuki 996cc, 4-stroke engine, and 6-speed constant mesh manual transmission will make the bike go, but only your dedication and stalker-training skills will get it to Olivia Wilde’s front door.
No conceivable way of acquiring the requisite 55 grand? Don’t worry, there’s a LEGO version that still might score you some points with the 8-year-old children of single moms….
UPDATE: Parker Brothers Custom Choppers is now working on a new version of their street legal TRON bike, powered by lithium batteries and a 96-volt electric motor that’s (supposedly) capable of a top speed of 100 mph. It can also go 100 miles on a single 15-35 minute charge with enough juice left over for that signature TRON lighting.