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Most fans of the Dark Knight appreciated the overall tone of the latest film to feature Bruce Wayne and his alter ego, Batman. The emphasis on Wayne's transformation into the Caped Crusader gave Batman Begins a psychological edge and complexity that... oh, who am I kidding? It was the Tumbler that we all loved. Typically outrageous without being overly cartoonish, it was a reconfigurable warship on wheels. With a follow-up film on its way, it was inevitable that rumors about the newest Batmobile would eventually surface.

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will take the series further back to its roots by featuring one of Batman's greatest archenemies, The Joker (here's his pretty pathetic set of wheels). It will also, apparently, bring back another iconic Bat vehicle: the Batcycle. Actually it is called the Batpod and, thanks to Gizmodo, we have a couple of pics of this new Batride to share. Our first reaction was that it looks like half of the Tumbler, minus the bodywork with the same chunky tires and mutating layout. The Batpod also features huge cannons up front and no immediately identifiable engine. Speculation suggests wheel-mounted electric motors. It's definitely intimidating, although we're not sure how those wheels will affect its driveability. Some have also noted its resemblance to the Tomahawk, minus the Viper V10. Where that Chrysler show bike is pure muscle, this thing looks more military.

We'll get to see more of the Batpod when The Dark Knight rolls into theaters next summer. Or as soon as more pics surface.

One more pic after the jump.

[Source: Gizmodo]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Yeach. I guess this isn't supposed to be a motorcycle any more than the tumbler is supposed to be a car...

      I wonder what the point it? Batman takes this when he's going into downtown Gotham and doesn't want to worry about parking? Maybe the tumbler isn't really fuel efficient enough?
      • 7 Years Ago
      A Tomahawk without a V10 is just a set of wheels.
      • 7 Years Ago
      A Tomahawk without the V10 is analogous to a Viper without the V10--just a slow hunk of metal.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Exposed wheels...long trailing cape...what could go wrong ?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I just hope these bat gadgets don't too out of control and movie becomes super-campy. I really liked Batman Begins because of the acting, writing and direction. The gadgets were auxiliary to me.
        • 7 Years Ago
        half the point to batman is his gadgets. his utilitybelt with all those gadgets... thats the only thing that make him a "superhero". if he didnt have them he be a normal guy walking around in a costume driving around a geo metro looking for badguys. lol.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks stupid... Real stupid. Batman looks like he is riding a bigwheel.
      • 7 Years Ago
      #1: what were those things attached to his batplane in Batman (1989). that thing that threw little metal bullet things and some missles that made more sparks then explosions? i think those were guns...

      thats right: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batplane
        • 7 Years Ago
        You thought about it, too. Also, Frank Miller's Dark Knight went on killing sprees with machine guns.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Reminds me of Megaforce.

      "Are you man enough?"