• Jul 10, 2008

Over the last 70 years, Batman has driven all sorts of vehicles, with a wide array of Batmobiles, planes, bikes and boats appearing in the various comic books, television series and movies. Arguably none have been as wickedly exciting, however, as the Tumbler which the superhero drove in the most recent Batman Begins. But with the sequel swooping into theaters this week, we're in store for a new piece of kit.

Called the Batpod, we've been bringing you details of the new motorcycle as they've become available. The Batpod is driven by a pair of motors hidden within the giant 20-inch wheels and steered by the shoulder, allowing the Caped Crusader to operate an arsenal of machine guns and grappling hooks. We'll have to hold on just a little bit longer to see it in action on the big screen, but in the meantime you can check out the images from the Batmobile's and Batpod's demonstration at Silverstone with the Toyota F1 crew in the high-resolution image bat-gallery by clicking the thumbnails below.

[Source: gizmag]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Reminds me of the dodge v10 bike.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodge_Tomahawk
      Both look cool, but seem unstable!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I hope Bruce Wayne has a decent chiropractor.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Check out how wide and flat those tires are. Must be a beast to lean it into a turn...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah, I think that's the reason they didn't drive it on the track. Although I think that would have been well worth the lulz, especially if the track conditions had been like that on the day of the race.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Please don't ever show that Trulli "rear" shot again. You've effectively made me lose my appetite.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What's the Toyota tie in with these things? It's a Chevy engine in the tumbler isn't it?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Holy smokes! Don't drive that thing in the rain. hah.
        • 6 Years Ago
        LOL. Nice!

        Imagine hitting a road kill?
        • 6 Years Ago
        lol your face will always smell like rubber.
      • 6 Years Ago
      No chance in hell the Batpod is actually driveable.
      • 6 Years Ago
      very niceeee

      can i buy youu?
      • 6 Years Ago
      That looks like a stripped down cross between that Viper-powered motorcycle concept Dodge did a few years back, and the bikes from Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, with guns from an old Star Wars prop added on.

      Can't decide if I like it as much as the Tumbler, though.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Dear Autoblog:

      Please quit linking the F1/Tumbler gallery. Seriously, stop it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It would be fun to see Christian Bale driving that F1 car instead, especially in the new movie
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah... Batman should become and F1 driver in the next movie....

        ?!?!?!?
      • 6 Years Ago
      That 4th photo is a great wallpaper. Too cool looking.
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