Tron: Legacy Electric Replica Doubles the Wildest Expectations, Fetches $77,000

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Cool things will always find a buyer, and the recent RM Auctions/ Sotheby’s auction proved that even the wildest expectations can be vasty surpassed when the stakes are high. In this case, we're talking about a symbolic electric motorcycle that is a stunning homage to the Tron: Legacy movie.
We reported in late March that an electric replica of a Tron: Legacy Lightcycle will go under the hammer at RM Auctions. The bike belonged to the Andrews Collection and it was commissioned as a special build.

A real Lightcycle you can ride on the street

We're looking at a fully-working motorcycle that can be taken out to the street if provided with papers and a license plate. This Lightcycle was completed in 2012 but was not ridden except to make sure everything was working flawlessly.

Lithium batteries feed the 96V motor, and the front suspension can rival any top-notch builds. It incorporates a fully-adjustable fork and hydraulic brakes, which are also used for the rear wheel. The rear section has a hardtail design and some may find it a tad too unwelcoming on less-than-perfect roads.

Originally, Andrews and RM Auctions were expecting the Tron cycle replica to bring between $25,000 and $40,000 (€22,800-36,500). The good news for both was to see the electric Lightcycle change hands for almost double the most optimistic expectation. The new owner forked out $77,000 (€69,300), proving that anybody who thinks about building similar replicas might be in business for future auctions.
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