Tron Light Cycle By The Parker Brothers. Not Digital. Real Motorcycle.

No, it’s not a CAD design. It’s even not a replica because the Tron Light Cycle motorcycle in the movie doesn’t exist and is just a digital animation. But what you see is a real running motorcycle built by Florida shop Parker Brothers who has built a series of 10 that they sell for $55,000 (4 would still be avaitable!). Measuring 100″ long and 23″ wide, you will sit (or lay) at 28.5″ from the ground. Built around a steel frame, the bike weights only 474 pounds thanks to an all fiberglass body. It is powered by a Suzuki TLR1000 motor and brakes via custom made friction drums. You get gauges and an iPad dock to display the beast vital statistics. And if you wonder how it rides and turns with such monster tires, just watch the video. Parker Brothers Choppers.

32 Responses to “Tron Light Cycle By The Parker Brothers. Not Digital. Real Motorcycle.”

  1. 1 John E Adams Dec 1st, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Nice work and rendition!!

  2. 2 jimmy b Dec 1st, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    cool looking ride, bringing something from digital models to real life must be a challenge… looks like riding it is also a challenge! who is the band playing in your video? thanks

  3. 3 Mike Dec 1st, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    I think it looks cool, but I love where they cut out the 300 point turns, lol. No worries though, I’ve got a chopper that isn’t much better!

    Jimmy B, I believe the “band” is Nelly the rapper.

  4. 4 zyon Dec 1st, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Saw this a few months ago. heard Goodyear made a special tire just for this bike.

  5. 5 Wikked Steel Dec 1st, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Incredible build, I watched the build videos on their website and they truly did a spectacular job. I’d love to see it on the highway at speed, it would freak other drivers out! These guys take on some tough concepts and do a great job realizing them.

  6. 6 pooper Dec 1st, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    I have a funny feeling that Disney may have a problem with this, and someone will be hearing from some lawyers soon.

  7. 7 T Dec 1st, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Does it go over 5mph?

  8. 8 Billy Whiz Dec 2nd, 2010 at 2:57 am

    Obviously some engineering gone into it but I don’t think the video helped much with marketing as it seemed to be all but unrideable – they were struggling with setting off, speed, turning etc. The width of the bike seems a problem too. As art fine though! When will the penny start to drop with these modernist 340 tire guys – bikes were cool (& a lot still are) because they manouvered well and were light, fast, cheap to run and you could work on them yourself! 😉 Just my opinion of course..

  9. 9 Billy Whiz Dec 2nd, 2010 at 5:56 am

    It’s obviously got a futuristic modernist style but ironically I can’t help visualising Fred Flintstone on a big rock-wheeled bike when I saw them waddling along on this motorcycle.. But that’s Bedrock n roll I ‘spose.

  10. 10 CHOPMONSTER 66 Dec 2nd, 2010 at 6:56 am

    did they ask Billy Lane if they could use his wheel set up?

  11. 11 olddude Dec 2nd, 2010 at 7:39 am

    TOO BAD no turns great for drag strip! How can you spend so much time and have the turn radius of a mack truck?

  12. 12 Rick Lossner Dec 2nd, 2010 at 7:48 am

    Crazy bike.. but…. it’s concievably affordable at 55k… vs the crazy 1/2 mil stuff for the Viper Engine based bike, etc, etc

  13. 13 Dr Robert Harms Dec 2nd, 2010 at 8:01 am

    “. But what you see is a real running motorcycle ” ——- “running” around a parking lot at 3 mph really really stretches things

  14. 14 martin Twofeather Dec 2nd, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Might be fun as a stocking stuffer………..And in time for christmas

  15. 15 pooper Dec 2nd, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    “CHOPMONSTER 66 Dec 2nd, 2010 at 6:56 am

    did they ask Billy Lane if they could use his wheel set up?”

    The hubless wheel was invented by Franco Sbarro (who has built a variety of working hubless wheel vehicles, including at least two motorcycles and a car, the 1989 Sbarro Osmos), and patented by Globeholding of Geneva. The wheel has yet to reach its full technical potential.[citation needed] Tolerances, transfer of energy, and materials are elements of the design which are yet to be fully exploited.[citation needed]

    Sorry, Mr. Lane used Sbarro’s design for a chopper and never once mentioned his name. Well, karma is a bitch it would seem now for Mr. Lane

  16. 16 zyon Dec 2nd, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Pooper, you used a Wiki site and an article that clearly has not been validated…not saying you are wrong but seriously, do more fact checking before you repost something that could totally be wrong.

  17. 17 keith Dec 2nd, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Billy Lane”s so called “design” was never even considered for this build. The wheel design is totally different. That’s like saying a Ferrarri copied Ford because they are both cars.

    I also think the fact that this video is only “TESTING” the bike should make everyone understand why they are driving so slow in a parking lot. Would you test a bike by hauling ass down the highway at a100 miles an hour?

    Give ’em a break, I know these guys and they are doing some pretty incredible stuff over there.

    And finally, all the “looks uncomfortable” comments should really be directed to Daniel Simon who designed the bike for the movie and whose drawings were used as a reference for the bike. If they had changed the look, then you would just have something else to say about that.

    Be happy somebody built it so we can all see it in the real world.Peace.

  18. 18 CHOPMONSTER 66 Dec 2nd, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    at least you can ride billy’s

  19. 19 hoyt Dec 2nd, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    zyon – it is common knowledge that Franco Sbarro’s work pre-dates any custom builder from the States.

  20. 20 burnout Dec 2nd, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Not too shabby. I like it. peace

  21. 21 Billy Whiz Dec 3rd, 2010 at 1:30 am

    Keith: I think I would have waited until I’d tested the bike handling a little more before I made a publicity video – that’s all.. You sound a little touchy but you are going to get these comments if you post a vid like this in a public forum. We’re all (or most ) bikers or bike builders here and it ain’t our first rodeo – if ya know what I mean. I am not going to swoon over this engineering exercise – which has all the hallmarks of a prototype – yet I read they’re selling them now.. Well, good luck to them seriously but I don’t think it has any of the virtues I associate with a motorcycle, period! Merry Xmas.

  22. 22 barefootjerry Dec 3rd, 2010 at 2:56 am

    and so what ?

    does this “scoot” only rides on straight lines ???

  23. 23 Todd8080 Dec 3rd, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Why stop with just owning a Tron bike? If you’re gonna spend a fortune to be goofy, be all-out goofy.

  24. 24 jatinder pal Dec 4th, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Man,this is sick…..
    Good work guys.

  25. 25 Pepper Massey Dec 4th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Beautiful! Michael should sell posters!

  26. 26 maroco Dec 5th, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Love the concept of the wheels (Franco Sbarro).

  27. 27 drew Dec 6th, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Some people will spend alot of time on some weird shit .
    Would you really ride it in public and try to think you were cool.

  28. 28 drew Dec 6th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Who destroyed the AC/DC song

  29. 29 ethan Nov 15th, 2011 at 10:39 am


  30. 30 ethan Nov 15th, 2011 at 10:40 am

    can you try selling it cheaper?

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