Treat yourself to a functioning ‘Tron’ light cycle


From movies to video games, the “Tron” franchise has been zipping through popular culture since the ’80s. Now you can own a piece of that “legacy” as Sotheby’s on May 2 will auction off a fully functioning motorcycle that looks like a “Tron” light cycle.

The sleek electric-powered cycle is a replica of the one from “Tron: Legacy,” Disney’s 2010 sequel to the groundbreaking 1982 sci-fi film. While it’s not the first light cycle to be offered publicly, the vehicles are hard to come by, so if you’ve got a little extra cash to burn (well, a lot of extra cash to burn), you might want to get in on the auction action.

The cycle is part of a larger auction from the Andrews Collection, a stunning cache of vehicles obtained by car enthusiasts Paul Andrews and his son Chris (see video below). Paul Andrews is the founder of electronics manufacturing firm TTI, which was purchased by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway company in 2007.

The auction will feature 75 different vehicles, including the light cycle, which is expected to sell for between $25,000 (about £16,720, AU$32,130) and $40,000 (about £26,750, AU$51,410). It’s only ever been ridden around facilities owned by the Andrews, so it’s in pretty fine condition.

“It is a fully functioning motorcycle that can be ridden, as it is powered by a direct-drive electric motor that has lithium batteries, which is mated to a computer-controlled digital electronic transmission,” says the auction page. “This custom ‘Tron’ tribute boasts a very low seat height of 28.5 inches, making it easy to ride even at low speeds. The motorcycle is finished in black with a white stripe and boasts an imposing stance to match its performance.”

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