Well, I say gadget. It’s actually a fully working version of the Light Cycle, which featured in one of the famous gladiator style game battles (if gladiators were from the future anyway). Only five are being made, and they’re all been sold on Ebay! It will cost you $35,000 though, about £23,000. I know very little about mechanics, so here is a description for you in the makers own words-
“Now, about the bikes themselves, the wheels are custom made 22″ x12″ dual hubless wheels with custom made tires (Hoosier is custom making 5 sets just for us specifically for this project). (Buyers will have the option of additional tires as needed) The frame is 2″ cold rolled and boxed hardened steel with carbon fiber/fiberglass bodies. Accent colors are neon glowing from behind frosted plexiglass and can be turned off or on with the flip of a switch.
… the “Lightcycle” is being built for everyday street use. Each bike will come with a manufacterers build sheet and a certificate of title with purchase. Each bike will come with either a high powered electric motor or a high performance gasoline motor and transmission depending on the buyers needs. Be the envy of everyone who sees this bike as it will make motorcycles as you now know them seem like antiques on the road. No future “Lightcycles” will be made to ensure the value of these custom motorcycles in the coming years. They will get individual vin numbers at first order 001 to last 005 as well as the original prototype vin number 000.
The back cover opens up at the push of a button and there is a neon glow that exits from the back of the bike to resemble the lightcycles colored light trail from the original game. These bikes will also come with a TRON style helmet (Not DOT Approved) and all bikes will be available within 6-8 weeks of contract. A nominal deposit will be required to start the build and you will receive a youtube uplink to follow the progress of your individual bike until completion.”
Hope you understood all that? Now if you’ve got money to burn, head over to Ebay within the next four and a bit days and get one. Send us photos if you do!
Oh by the way, I don’t think they emit a beam behind then that kills whatever touches it. That would just be bad road safety…
More pictures in the gallery below.