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Electric Tron Lightcycle Hits the Streets

samzenpus posted more than 2 years ago | from the master-control's-new-wheels dept.

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cylonlover writes "Practicality tends to take a back seat when you combine sci-fi cult status with custom chopper building — and there's no room for a pillion passenger on the Lightcycle. We first spied Parker Brothers Choppers Lightcycle project last year when it surfaced in gas-powered form, now the company has released video of a fully-electric version of the neon-packing two-wheeler in action. The electric motor may be quieter, but this one's still guaranteed to turn heads."

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Shiny (1)

dlingman (1757250) | more than 2 years ago | (#37480844)

Shiny. Want one. Sigh. Wife says "never gonna happen". Oh well.

this IS slashdot... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37481462)

Shiny. Want one. Sigh. Wife says "never gonna happen". Oh well.

This is slashdot. You expect us to believe you managed to convinced a woman to mate with you? What are you trying to pull here?

Re:this IS slashdot... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37481688)

I would forbid my boyfriend solely because I think it'd get him killed. And there are female nerds.

I think it looks awesome. I just like life and those things weren't exactly safe in the movies.

Re:this IS slashdot... (0, Flamebait)

cayenne8 (626475) | more than 2 years ago | (#37483170)

I would forbid my boyfriend ...

Forbid?...geez, what kinda pussy is this guy that lets a woman tell him what he can or cannot buy and ride?

What are you doing to do to force this? Withold sex? No big deal...there's plenty more of them out there for us to lay....

This guy isn't even married to you, I sincerely hope he has more backbone than to be 'told' what his behavior can or cannot be....

Re:this IS slashdot... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37483184)

Yeah cos you know just how to open a girl's legs you pathetic little virgin.

Why is this loser not modded to -1 already?

Re:this IS slashdot... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37484884)

-1 for the personal attacking troll. Just remember equality goes both ways when you're forbidding a person from doing something they have every right to do. What's that word to describe deciding what someone else may do... oh yeah, slavery?

Re:Shiny (2)

mcgrew (92797) | more than 2 years ago | (#37481672)

Dunno... it looks cool, but that's all it has going for it. It doesn't look so cool for the driver, who seems to be having trouble controlling it, or for his back (and balls!) because of how the footrests are positioned.

If you're comfortable driving a chopper with monkey bars it would be ok maybe, but I prefer a more traditional bike -- say, a hog or a sportster with the fairings and saddlebags and other garbage stripped. And no chopping or monkey hangers!

+1 "I feel your pain" (1)

Quila (201335) | more than 2 years ago | (#37481928)

Even if I had the cash, wife veto in 23 milliseconds.

Re:+1 "I feel your pain" (1)

linuxwolf69 (1996104) | more than 2 years ago | (#37482190)

LOL! Showed my wife the gas version, she says "and it's only 55k"...

Re:+1 "I feel your pain" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37483260)

LOL!

The idea that either of you have a wife.

I just can't stop laughing!

Re:+1 "I feel your pain" (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 2 years ago | (#37484032)

Serves you right for asking.

Re:+1 "I feel your pain" (1)

Macgrrl (762836) | more than 2 years ago | (#37486940)

I see you subscribe to the "it's better to ask for forgiveness than it is to ask for permission" school.

For my part, the permission comes in if they have shared assets - you are asking for permission to spend a fairly large amount of cash on a luxery item - do you really have that much disposable cash lying around? If yes, go for it. If no, well you might want to consider whether it is really worth it.

Sorry, I forgot this thread had nothing to do with living in the real world with real responsibilities.

Re:Shiny (1)

c0lo (1497653) | more than 2 years ago | (#37486292)

Shiny. Want one.

I don't... not until it doesn't emerge from a stick while the driver takes a fwd plunge.

Ugh... (2)

ak_hepcat (468765) | more than 2 years ago | (#37480872)

Looks horribly uncomfortable and dangerously unwieldy to ride.

I think i'll pass.

Re:Ugh... (4, Interesting)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 2 years ago | (#37480984)

Yeah, looks awesome, but it's even more of a bling-toy than the average chopper.

Horrific riding position, little to no suspension travel, and if it has a decent-performing electric powertrain, it'll cost a fortune.

Here's how I would have done it:

1. Make it more practical. Try to massage the seating position into a more regular sportbike style. Yes it won't be 100% accurate but who needs that. You can put surprisingly wide wheels on a sportbike before the handling starts to really suffer.

2. Put a 600cc engine on it with a noisy-ass supercharger. Maybe make it gear-driven for more gear whine. It will sound sufficiently alien that people who hear it will think "WTF is that?" and it will have WAY more than enough power to haul around any extra weight.

3. At the rear, have a vertical stack of powerful LEDs, and add a sprinkler system in the back that releases a heavy, vertical line-shaped mist. This way you can hit a button to lay down a "light trail" :D A laser projection system like those fancy bike safety things could be used to lay down a line on the ground behind the bike too.

4. Get appropriately lit riding gear B-)

Re:Ugh... (2)

rufty_tufty (888596) | more than 2 years ago | (#37481060)

WRT 3, Better still get it spraying a cloud of tritium so that the glowing effect stays there for a while after it has passed.

What could possibly go wrong?

Re:Ugh... (1)

Xiterion (809456) | more than 2 years ago | (#37481316)

Tritium itself doesn't glow - the shiny tritium powered light sources all have a phosphor coating to give the glow. Which is really unfortunate, because I really wish there was a handy glow in the dark gas.

Re:Ugh... (1)

polar red (215081) | more than 2 years ago | (#37482124)

ecent-performing electric powertrain, it'll cost a fortune.

electric engines are up to 10 times smaller than ICE with the same horsepower, and they don't even need a transmission. if there is a problem with electric engines, it's the batteries.

Re:Ugh... (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 2 years ago | (#37482212)

Yeah that's where all the costs come in. Sure you could have decent performance for cheap, if you just want to sprint down your street a few times :-P

Re:Ugh... (3, Informative)

geekoid (135745) | more than 2 years ago | (#37484060)

it's 35K, so not really the expensive for a custom bike.
it will go 100 miles, and travel at 100MPH.
It recharges in 35 minute.

Considering this is pretty much a 'ride around town' bike, all of that is a fine trade off.

Re:Ugh... (1)

Matt_Bennett (79107) | more than 2 years ago | (#37482586)

electric engines are up to 10 times smaller than ICE with the same horsepower, and they don't even need a transmission. if there is a problem with electric engines, it's the batteries.

10 times? Are you talking about engines in the power range of a motorcycle engine (50-100 bhp)? At the very rough conversion of 1KW to 1hp, Where do you get a 50KW motor you could put on a motorcycle? I'll take leaving out the battery/fuel tank comparison, but if you include everything else (including cooling and control circuitry) does the 10x size difference still hold?

Re:Ugh... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37483094)

electric engines are up to 10 times smaller than ICE with the same horsepower, and they don't even need a transmission. if there is a problem with electric engines, it's the batteries.

10 times? Are you talking about engines in the power range of a motorcycle engine (50-100 bhp)? At the very rough conversion of 1KW to 1hp, Where do you get a 50KW motor you could put on a motorcycle? I'll take leaving out the battery/fuel tank comparison, but if you include everything else (including cooling and control circuitry) does the 10x size difference still hold?

Well, compared to a 50hp 4-stroke motorcycleengine, then yes. 27kw 5min peak and only 15KG excluding coolant. Besides, the power is instant with 0 rpm on an electric motor, not after the engine reaches 3-4000rpm like on ICE's.

http://www.greenmotorsport.com/green_motorsport/products_and_services/3,1,388,17,12958.html

Regards
Mats

Re:Ugh... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37483264)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Fmy4tWvr8c

How about that for powerful electric motors?

Re:Ugh... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37482320)

It looks cooler in person I live in melbourne fl and was on my way to work when i drove by and they were doing the playboy photoshoot with the bike.
Was funny because it almost caused a car accident when one of the people too old to drive nearly rearended someone slowing down to see what was going on.

either way its still cool that someone made a working model.

Re:Ugh... (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 2 years ago | (#37483010)

They did that within sight of a road!? That's the most dangerous thing I've ever heard of being done with a bike.

Re:Ugh... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37485364)

I love this sprinkler at the back thing. Never ridden a chopper but now I have to have one.

Re:Ugh... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37485746)

Perhaps worse, it doesn't look like it can turn more than about 5deg at 10mph before you're skating on wheel fairing.

Bring the pegs forward, down and in so you're not entirely in "flying" position and can get your feet down without dumping the bike. Also, anyone that's ever laid their chest on the tank and put their feet on the rear pegs knows how hard it is to ride that way. Pull the bars back a bit to accommodate. And of course, trim the wheel fairings back a bit so you don't die when you turn.

Otherwise it's a movie prop that rolls.

Re:Ugh... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37481140)

Like your mom.

Needs Stabilization (1)

Digital Vomit (891734) | more than 2 years ago | (#37480878)

A bike like this would definitely need some sort of gyro-stabilization similar to the segway (remember those?). That is, it should be able to remain upright on its own. The bike looks a little precarious at slower, city-driving speeds.

Re:Needs Stabilization (2)

geekoid (135745) | more than 2 years ago | (#37481062)

remember them? I see them everyday. Security people riding them, tours, rentals, warehouse people. And that's just my walk through downtown.

Re:Needs Stabilization (1)

gearsmithy (1869466) | more than 2 years ago | (#37481266)

The bike already has at least 4 gyroscopes: 2 wheels, the crankshaft, and the transmission mainshaft. You could make a case for the counter shaft also being a gyroscope but that depends on the type of transmission used. I doubt you'd be able to realistically get a machine that size to stand on it's own thought it would be something I've never seen before. I'm not convinced that this handles poorly. The "stability" of a motorcycle is almost entirely dependent on the trail calculation (relationship between steering axis to front axle). With all that bodywork on the thing I couldn't even guess what the trail would be and I've been building bikes my entire adult life. Generally, if the bike is "squirrelly" at low speeds it would tend to be more stable at high speeds (excessive trail, think a modern chopper) and vice versa.

Re:Needs Stabilization (1)

RenderSeven (938535) | more than 2 years ago | (#37481986)

You cant gyro stabilize a motorcycle... it needs to lean to turn to generate the camber thrust necessary to turn. Thats also why motorcycles cant have flat wheels, and why the front tire is smaller than the rear. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camber_thrust). The problem with this bike is that the wheel cowls and lights dont seem to have enough road clearance to lean the bike over to steer effectively. As soon as a cowling touches pavement the wheel will lose traction, and bye bye Louise. If you watch the video, it doesnt look like he's having trouble controlling it as much as he's trying really hard not to let the bike lean when he turns. Also, probably why the video doesnt show the bike doing anything at even moderate speeds.

Re:Needs Stabilization (1)

gearsmithy (1869466) | more than 2 years ago | (#37482418)

You cant gyro stabilize a motorcycle... it needs to lean to turn to generate the camber thrust necessary to turn.

That's not entirely correct. Gyroscopic forces are what keep the bike from falling over at speed. In fact you control the bike by manipulating the front gyroscope (wheel) in relation to the rear through a process known as counter-steering (to turn the bike left you turn the handlebars to the right, causing the bike to lean to the left; the gyroscopic forces of the wheels, crankshaft and mainshaft keep the bike from falling over completely while you're leaning into the turn).

Re:Needs Stabilization (1)

RenderSeven (938535) | more than 2 years ago | (#37482970)

Yes I over-simplified a bit. There are lots of forces that come into play as you say. There was a great article in Motorcycle Week a bunch of years ago (wish I could find the link) that went into it in detail, and their conclusion was that if you started to think about how you're steering you'll end up not being able to do it. Also while some of the gyroscope precession effects are somewhat stabilizing others aren't. I've read (again sorry no link) that precession effects from shaft drive systems degrade traction in turns, although the increase in unsprung weight from the shaft is also a significant factor. Both reasons why shaft drive hasn't been adopted more despite the huge improvement in maintainability.

Anyway, the recent study by Cornell where they built a bike with counter rotating wheels to negate any gyro effect was interesting, the result being that gyroscopic effect "is neither sufficient or necessary" to stabilize a bike. (http://bicycle.tudelft.nl/stablebicycle/StableBicyclev34Revised.pdf). So I guess I disagree with you that gyroscopic forces keep the bike from falling over. Gyroscope precession in countersteering provides 12% of the roll moment which helps a lot in initiating a turn but it is neither the primary force resulting from counter-steer nor is it a contributing factor in stabilization. (Obligatory WP link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Countersteering#Gyroscopic_effects [wikipedia.org] )

Re:Needs Stabilization (1)

RenderSeven (938535) | more than 2 years ago | (#37483126)

...and to my original point to the OP, adding gyros will not stabilize the bike. All the wikipedia articles and cited references back this up pretty definitively. The OP is also incorrect that trail is the predominant factor in stability. PP's are incorrect that the Segway uses gyros for stability. The lightcycle thing isnt unstable, its just unrideable because the bike cant lean because of insufficient road clearance between the ground and the wheel cowls.

it looks cool on a photo but, (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37480892)

maybe a little bit faster it would look cooler.... but then it would need a combustion engine :(

Re:it looks cool on a photo but, (2)

j00r0m4nc3r (959816) | more than 2 years ago | (#37480972)

Why would it need a combustion engine to go faster? Electric motorcycles are pretty much the fastest thing around.

Re:it looks cool on a photo but, (1)

trum4n (982031) | more than 2 years ago | (#37481126)

They used garbage parts to build this thing. The batteries would be at home in a mid grade UPS for a server. As an EV builder/owner, this thing won't go 50mph. It could go 200, but not with the current gear.

shaky video (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37480900)

i've seen steadier zapruder films. shame, that's a nice bike.

Why so slow? (4, Insightful)

Gotung (571984) | more than 2 years ago | (#37480922)

Why is he riding so slow in all the videos? I'll tell you why, because taking your foot position all the way back to that ridiculous angle has that guy riding squarely on his junk. The slightest bump probably feels like huge kick to the nut sack. Most custom bikes give up comfort for fashion, but that takes thing to a whole new level.

Re:Why so slow? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37481106)

This and maybe the bike isn't capable of going faster than 5mph. =P

Re:Why so slow? (1)

CityZen (464761) | more than 2 years ago | (#37481210)

Hopefully, the seat would be contoured or otherwise designed appropriately, with firm padding for the pelvic bones and lots of give for what's in between.

However, it seems that there can be little suspension travel, if any, so even without the above issue, this thing looks dangerous on imperfect roads.

Still, it's pretty impressive to take something designed without any engineering in mind and produce something even a bit functional.

Re:Why so slow? (1)

Device666 (901563) | more than 2 years ago | (#37481654)

Well I'll don't mind having a bit pain in the nutsack if I would own such bike. Tron is part of my childhood, it was extremely cool then and still is. I am just plain jealous I don't have one. Let's be fair.

Re:Why so slow? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37482024)

Okay, I'll bite. To be fair, if you are so interested in such a bike and Tron in general, you very probably don't even need a nutsack. Come on, this is Slashdot.

Re:Why so slow? (1)

LS (57954) | more than 2 years ago | (#37483626)

Darwin at work. Sacrificing your nuts for a childhood sci-fi fantasy.

Re:Why so slow? (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 2 years ago | (#37484110)

Since it won't destroy you nuts... well, not most people, I suppose you might keep your son you stomach.

haha, I kid, yours are obviously in your wife's purse~

Re:Why so slow? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37481746)

More likely because the shrouds around the wheels keeps the rider from leaning the bike to make higher speed turns. Like, greater than 15 mph higher.

Re:Why so slow? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37481748)

Looks unlikely to be able to take a corner at more than 10 mph.

Re:Why so slow? (1)

Tacvek (948259) | more than 2 years ago | (#37487652)

That's hardly a problem, since the video makes it look like the bike might just max out at 10 mph anyway.

Re:Why so slow? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37481796)

Yea, they can make a bike like this... but they are NOT smart enough to purchase a cup. >_>

I'm all for energy efficiency, the environment,etc (2)

ickleberry (864871) | more than 2 years ago | (#37480988)

But I'd still much prefer the Dodge Tomahawk [wikipedia.org] over this. Neither are terribly practical or every day use vehicles so the amount of energy saved by having an electric version is negligible

Re:I'm all for energy efficiency, the environment, (2)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 2 years ago | (#37482060)

That thing always makes me think someone at Dodge was a Final Fantasy fan...

Re:I'm all for energy efficiency, the environment, (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 2 years ago | (#37484120)

except the tron one is 35K, and the tomahawk is 550K

This will pass safety inspections? (1)

whitroth (9367) | more than 2 years ago | (#37481334)

Lying at that angle to ride it, I can just see every single accident, and every single time, the rider will go flying forward, headfirst.

At least the long fork bikes have them leaning backwards, with feet first..

                  mark

Re:This will pass safety inspections? (1)

SomePgmr (2021234) | more than 2 years ago | (#37485930)

You can be laying as far back as you want (my bike has forward controls) but you're still probably going torso-first over the handlebars in a collision.

Riding while laying forward like that is horrible though. I've done it at higher speeds using the passenger pegs when you don't need to shift and the rear brake is useless, just to stretch. You wouldn't want to do it for long. It's like an exaggerated version of the posture on a sport bike, which already aren't designed to be comfortable.

Re:This will pass safety inspections? (1)

ikkonoishi (674762) | more than 2 years ago | (#37487138)

Notice that the first section where he looks like he is zooming down the road is actually sped up. You can tell by the pixels, and also the water rippling in the background.

He drives in the bike lane because it can't reach road speed. That thing has 12 car batteries in it, and a steel frame with only one electric motor it doesn't have enough juice.

Where's my wall? (1)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 2 years ago | (#37481374)

C'mon, THAT is the one feature everyone wants, to have that idiot blinding you with his lights crash into your wall when you do a 90 degrees turn.

But even with a wall it would be rather hard to convince me to ride a bike sitting on my NUTS. Especially a bike with near-zero suspension.

New tron bike game on iPhone iPad (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37481422)

Awesome new lightcycle game came out the other day, it's pretty sweet
http://flashbikearena.com/

They call them "flashbike"s though LOL

"Testing the Bike and Lights" (1)

jomegat (706411) | more than 2 years ago | (#37481458)

I think the "Testing the Bike and Lights" segment was testing whether or not it got attention from the chicks. They both turned their heads, so I guess it passed.

Not as cool as the Monotracer (3, Interesting)

jamrock (863246) | more than 2 years ago | (#37481500)

The Tron bike is pretty cool, but impractical. The Peraves Monotracer [youtube.com] is a Swiss-built cabin motorcycle which is not only practical, it has to be one of the coolest vehicles ever produced (video in German). The electric version, the E-Tracer [youtube.com] , which boasts a top speed of 200 mph, an average equivalent fuel consumption of 203 mpg, won the Progressive Automotive X Prize for electric vehicles. Now if only I could afford one...

Re:Not as cool as the Monotracer (1)

Pax681 (1002592) | more than 2 years ago | (#37481962)

and the monotracer got it's inspiration from?????????
The Quasar Bikes [youtube.com]

Actually, no. The Quasar wasn't the first. (1)

jamrock (863246) | more than 2 years ago | (#37482592)

The Quasar is semi-enclosed. The Monotracer, and it's predecessor, the Ecomobile, are fully enclosed cabin motorcycles. Cabin motorcycles can trace their origins back to the 1920's, 50 years before the Quasar.

Re:Actually, no. The Quasar wasn't the first. (1)

Pax681 (1002592) | more than 2 years ago | (#37482786)

what part if "inspiration" do you fail to comprehend?

Re:Actually, no. The Quasar wasn't the first. (1)

jamrock (863246) | more than 2 years ago | (#37483022)

What part of "not the first" did you fail to comprehend? You're assuming that the Monotracer was inspired by the Quasar. Care to back that up? The cabin motorcycle concept had been around for half century before the Quasar, which is considered a "feet forward" motorcycle, not a cabin motorcycle. There were many other cabin motorcycles before the Monotracer; the Quasar is not one of them, so it's a reach to state that the Quasar was the inspiration for the Monotracer. The Quasar certainly brought attention to the entire enclosed motorcycle concept, but only sold about 20 units total.

Re:Not as cool as the Monotracer (1)

Whorhay (1319089) | more than 2 years ago | (#37482610)

That's so frustrating to see such cool vehicle limited to such a small production run. Maybe it has something to do with it's $77,000 pricetag, but I'd think mass production could reduce that to maybe as low as 50k.

Re:Not as cool as the Monotracer (1)

jamrock (863246) | more than 2 years ago | (#37482766)

You're correct, the price is so high because of the limited production and the fact that they're all hand-built (apparently only about 400 or so have been produced). Cabin motorcycles were originally envisioned as low-cost "two-wheeled cars", and if they were produced in large enough numbers I certainly think the cost could be a lot lower than $50,000. The $77,000 you quoted is a big step down from the $92,000 I heard last year, so that's already extremely encouraging. And that's the gasoline-powered Monotracer. The E-Tracer costs about $108,000. Incredibly cool vehicles though; I'd love to have one.

Re:Not as cool as the Monotracer (1)

c6gunner (950153) | more than 2 years ago | (#37483274)

The Peraves Monotracer is a Swiss-built cabin motorcycle which is not only practical, it has to be one of the coolest vehicles ever produced (video in German).

Yeah. I dunno about you, but I'm not driving anything that looks like Humpty-Dumpty.

Re:Not as cool as the Monotracer (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 2 years ago | (#37484136)

The Tron bike is pretty cool, but impractical"
thank you mister 'I don't get it.'

Re:Not as cool as the Monotracer (1)

jamrock (863246) | more than 2 years ago | (#37484400)

And what is it exactly that I don't get? Please, give us the benefit of your considered opinion, O Fount of All Wisdom, so that I may tell my grandchildren that I listened to geekoid and changed my life for the better.

Not content.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37481550)

Not content with making cars that cant go round corners, the Americans step up their game and now have managed to make a motorbike that cant corner either !

gotta give 'em props for that

Yippie (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37481636)

Yea I'll be the coolest guy in the Dick's parking lot.

I wonder why all the ladies in the video didn't hop on ??

Tron Games are fun! ..Flashbike (1)

Itoen (2467916) | more than 2 years ago | (#37481686)

There is a brand new tron clone out for iphone/ipad, its really fun. It adds a few things to the classic mix, all in 3d using the Unreal Engine. You guys should check it out: http://flashbikearena.com/ [flashbikearena.com]

Artificial illumination (1)

Bromskloss (750445) | more than 2 years ago | (#37481692)

it surfaced in gas-powered form, now the company has released video of a fully-electric version

First there was gas light, now we have electric light.

already been done (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37482828)

Already been done, and in Iraq too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0E-Pj3XN3U

When was that EVER a good thing? (1)

atari2600a (1892574) | more than 2 years ago | (#37482840)

Head turning due to noise pollution doesn't prove people think you're cool, it proves you're a giant asshole likely with a micropenis. On an unrelated note, my Honda Cub does in fact turn heads & even gets me the occasional cheering chicks & that shit's 72cc, so the article's argument does at least seem to be valid.

Re:When was that EVER a good thing? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37484250)

Cute, now go back to the kiddie table, adults are talking.

Horrible yet wonderful (1)

markdavis (642305) | more than 2 years ago | (#37484846)

That would be very unsafe and uncomfortable. Not to mention it has almost no ability to lean, so I won't be able to corner hardly at all. The driver in the video is improperly dressed (no boots, no gloves, no jacket). It is also illegal just about everywhere in the USA to have a private vehicle with ANY type of blue lights on it.

Aside from all that, it is wicked kewl :)

Tron + Matrix (0)

whereiswaldo (459052) | more than 2 years ago | (#37484946)

What would that mean if Neo (from The Matrix) were to ride a Tron Lightcycle.

Organic world -> Matrix Simulation -> Electronic Tron world inside a simulation -> Build a Matrix Simulation -> Pick up a phone

Anyway, cool looking bike...

Poor handling (1)

ancienthart (924862) | more than 2 years ago | (#37487992)

By the look of it, the "wheels" are just custom hoods over the real wheels. I'd imagine this would make it VERY difficult to corner!

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  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>
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