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A Melbourne, Florida-based outfit called Parker Brothers Choppers, has released a video of a full-scale electric Tron lightcycle replica in action. They are claiming a top speed of 100 MPH and a range of 100 miles without recharging.

Previously, they built a gasoline-powered version that you can still actually buy, but the electric motor sounds much more authentic. The same company also built a replica of the Batpod.

Now we just need to convince them to show up at the next Maker Faire!

[Via gizmag.com via Slashdot]


Bio: Max Eliaser is an engineering intern at Make: Labs

Max Eliaser

Max Eliaser is a student at Oregon State University. His hobbies include programming and scuba diving.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    100mph… I’ll believe it when I see it.  Looks to me like about 20mph max in the video and the constant risk of tipping over if the speed with too sharp of turns.

  2. Anonymous says:

    100mph… I’ll believe it when I see it.  Looks to me like about 20mph max in the video and the constant risk of tipping over if the speed with too sharp of turns.

  3. Hank says:

    Lean 5 degrees + grind wheel cowls into pavement / initial cost (uncomfortable ride posture)  = No thanks

  4. Anonymous says:

    Cool concept, to bring a LightCycle to life, but man, that looks like a scary, unstable ride.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Cool concept, to bring a LightCycle to life, but man, that looks like a scary, unstable ride.

  6. Jeff P says:

    I would like to see a video of its top performance, was a bit disappointed in the video, although esthetically it looks amazing! I think with a little work you could make a killer video, you guys should really pull in a real videographer / scriptwriter, you got an amazing looking product that needs a better promotional video that gives this thing the representation it deserves, seriously, awesome job on the gear!

  7. Mark Demers says:

    They should do some long exposure photos so that the cycle leaves a light trail.

  8. Mark Demers says:

    They should do some long exposure photos so that the cycle leaves a light trail.

  9. Mark Demers says:

    They should do some long exposure photos so that the cycle leaves a light trail.

  10. honda cars says:

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