• Dec 3rd 2010 at 8:59AM
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Tron Light Cycle Replica by Parker Brothers Choppers – Click above to watch the video after the break

The overpriced custom chopper fad seems to be over, but that doesn't mean enterprising individuals aren't still welding together custom motorcycles in an effort to stand out from the crowd. Exhibit A: The $55,000 custom Tron Light Cycle replica from Parker Brothers Choppers in Florida.

The standing-out-from-the-crowd part is easy enough... just looking at this thing in the garage is likely enough of an enticement that the builders will be able to sell the 10 machines currently planned for production. The actual act of riding one of these suckers, though, looks to be the significantly more difficult part of the equation.

Want proof? Check out the video after the break, where a couple of guys (presumably the builders) take their creation out for a quick spin in a parking lot. First, note how wide the bike is, both in the middle where the rider's legs are splayed and at the front, where the clip-on handlebars are wide enough to clip side mirrors down a narrow street – necessarily so due to the ridiculously wide tires. Looks comfy, no?

Power comes from a 1,000cc liquid-cooled V-twin cribbed from a Suzuki TL, which means the Light Cycle replica should be plenty fast in a straight line. With 474 pounds of mass, a 100-inch wheelbase and those aforementioned steamroller tires, we'd bet that handling won't exactly be this machine's strong suit. See for yourself in the video after the break.

[Source: Parker Brothers Choppers via Wired]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Sounds like a Harley. Yuck.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Stop pumping the laser mini me... no, no, bad mini me!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Needs lights and mirrors to be street legal in NY
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't think I'd want to go on a cross-country cruise on that thing. Not very comfortable. Kinda makes it look like you're getting it right in the keester everytime you ride it:) It does look cool though. It would be cool if it glowed.
      • 4 Years Ago
      They had leftover tires and hubs from the chopper mkt, where 330s were all the rage.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Another for Jay Leno's garage.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is it just me or are the surrounds on the hubless wheel not even round?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Dear Santa,
      I want:
      1. Gran Turismo 5
      2. Porsche 918 Spyder
      3. TRON LIGHT CYCLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Thank you
      P.S. Lets just say that if I don't get these presents, you'll find Rudolph hit by a car on North Pole Drive.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ rllama

        I bet you're just a hoot a parties.
        • 4 Years Ago

        All I want for Christmas is a new commenting system!! Please!!
        • 4 Years Ago
        You know Rudolph can fly, right? Your car will be useless against him.
      • 4 Years Ago
      But does is Glow? :-)
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't think it's possible to look like a bigger idiot then riding one of these. I mean, really look at that thing. Look how stupid that guy looks riding it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Agreed. Even the redneck on the 454 Polaris looks cooler than this guy! Plus, the ATV exceeds 10 mph and can turn.
      • 4 Years Ago
      lol Not seen in this video: turning.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Batman Beyond called, they want their bike back.
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