Some people are satisfied with collecting action figures and posters of their favorite superheros, but one Batman fan in Vietnam decided to take it a step further and built his own Batpod motorcycle.

It's not a full-scale replica, but the custom, home-built Batpod does look like something Batman would ride if Bruce Wayne wasn't a billionaire. From the video, we can see that it's powered by a Suzuki motorcycle engine, thoroughly blacked out with spray paint. The exhaust system isn't exactly free flowing with the exhaust-driven faux Gatling gun attached to the end of it (though it looks cool). Car wheels and tires are used to keep it looking like the real thing, but are probably not good for handling. Impressively, it uses a double-caliper disc-brake setup front and rear. Less impressively, every weld on the thing looks as though it's about to give up the fight at any moment.

With such attention to detail, we can only wonder why the rider wasn't wearing a Batsuit, choosing the less imposing shorts and sandals look, instead. Check out the video below.


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      Rob
      • 1 Year Ago
      For a poor country, people there are resourcefull, skilled, creative. We need more people like this here.
        ImHere
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Rob
        For sure. I'm not sure where he lives in Vietnam but he could have welded this thing with 2 car batteries method. If he had access to a garage with even Harbor Freight tools and reliable electricity he would probably impress a lot of us.
          Anh Yêu Em
          • 1 Year Ago
          @ImHere
          I'm a Vietnamese, i can hear and understand what the clip says.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @ImHere
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        JF GeSchmidtt
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Rob
        Especially with the demise of the middle class we are slouching towards the third world.
      James Scott
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's a cool bike he made but anyone using Youtube's anti-shake should be jailed. This time he gets a free pass but if they do it again, to the gulag.
      DRAGON
      • 1 Year Ago
      Excellent! Love it!
      • 1 Year Ago
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      tool0117
      • 1 Year Ago
      " the custom, home-built Batpod does look like something Batman would ride if Bruce Wayne wasn't a billionaire." Yeah, it looks and sounds like the minimum-wage Bruce Wayne's ride
      Jeremy Pennini
      • 1 Year Ago
      @1:47 look how much the lower part of the arm moves around. That can't be good.
      Johnny Trailerpark
      • 1 Year Ago
      "missed it by THAT much."
      luquocbao
      • 1 Year Ago
      Originated from the passion, he creates his batpod. Yes, it may not safe, practicability, have no good skin, poorly technical.... not at all. So you can try to create your own batpod with overall expense less than 10 million VND (~ US$ 475.05) budget then show us out your riding thing
      Rochester
      • 1 Year Ago
      That really is so very cool. Shame it sounds like pooh, though.
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