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The Dark Knight Batpod

By: on September 05, 2016
$80k - $106k
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This Batpod is real--one of six special effects dude Chris Corbould made for The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises movies--and it's up for auction beginning September 27, 2016. You might want to think twice about placing your bid, though. Sounds like the thing was a bitch to engineer, and isn't much easier to ride. You mount TRON Light Cycle-style on your belly and then have to steer the pair of faaaaat 31" Hoosier racing tires entirely from your shoulders. Good luck going over a pothole, or one of those giant F'ing metal plates they've slapped down all over the roads near my house during underground utility work. Add to the "Motorcycles Use Extreme Caution" sign: "Batpods Good Luck Driving Over After Burritos And Churros."

Additional nifty features and specs of the Batpod that could be yours include:

  • An exhaust system integrated within the vehicle's framework
  • Custom-made chassis
  • Honda 750 engine
  • Fiberglass body panels over the engine and handlebars
  • A pair of cannon barrels made of plastic, resin, and fiberglass
  • A laster targeting unit above the right hand grip
  • Radiator and hydraulics behind the the saddle
  • Some slight wear to the body panels and chassis, courtesy of stunt rider Jean-Pierre Goy
  • Warner Bros. Certificate of Authenticity included with sale
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Sick in the Head: The 10 Coolest Motorcycle Helmets

Some people say you're sick in the head for riding a motorcycle. I say you're sick in the head if you're wearing one of these motorcycle helmets. And I mean it in the very, very best sense of the word. Here are my picks...

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The TRON Light Cycle

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Yeah, it costs more than twice the country's 2011 median income, but two little words make it worth every penny: Street. Legal. If you can convince the bank, or your mom, to spot you the cash, a living, breathing replica...

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Saint Unbreakable Motorcycle Jeans

$175 - $360 from Saint »

When Saint calls their motorcycle jeans "unbreakable," they mean it without jest or hyperbole. And they're willing to put their body weight, their belt grinder, their X-acto knife, and their brute force where their mouth...

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Arkham Harley Quinn Costume

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Cartoons and reality have met, merged, and are now calling out to your carn(iv)al sensibilities. Sinister, hard-edged, Brooklyn-tongued Harley Quinn makes the likes of animated wet dreams Jessica Rabbit and Holli Wood...

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Motoped Survival Bike

$2,499 - $3,149 from Motoped »

Universal mounting rack. Three gallons of fuel. In critical times, Motoped's Survival Bike puts escape in the hands of your feet. The military-inspired superhauler has a back rack assembly primed for multiple bolt-on...

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RYNO One Wheel Motorcycle

$5,295 from RYNO Motors »

Ever wanted to pop a perpetual wheelie? Well get ready, 'cause RYNO Motors is in production and set for the 2012 US release of two tiers of its self-balancing, single-wheeled, shit-stirring beast of a motorcycle. OK...

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Gunbus 410 - World's Biggest Motorcycle

A Texas-sized hog made in southwest Germany. Leonhardt Manufacturing's Gunbus 410 owns the current title of World's Biggest (Running) Motorcycle. That means you can really own and operate the steel-and-aluminum behemoth...

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Batman Motorcycle Helmet

$325 from Helmet Dawg »

It seems to me that if someone threw out the general suggestion, "Hey, why don't we put some ears on these bike helmets?" he would be permanently exiled from the motorcycle universe. But somehow this actualized vision...

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NUVIZ HUD for Motorcycle Helmets

$499 from NUVIZ »

If you're not lucky enough to be selected by Skully to beta test their HUD motorcycle helmet, you might consider joining the line to own the NUVIZ take on motorcycle Head-Up Display. The NUVIZ Ride:HUD, a joint venture...

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The Dark Knight Rises Motorcycle Suit

$1,545 from UD Replicas »

Answer: As a souped-up sick UD Replicas Motorcycle Suit. Question: What is one more way in which the Dark Knight rises? Designed especially for the latest Batman trilogy's epic conclusion, the Dark Knight Rises Motorcycle...

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Hoverbike

$50k from Hoverbike »

The Hoverbike is what happens when one really wants to be a superhero, but really needs to figure out a way to more efficiently herd cattle. Aussie Chris Malloy has created a prototype for this motorcycle-helicopter hybrid...

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Street-Legal Tumbler Batmobile

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For a million bucks you'd think they could've gotten a couple shots of this replica Batman Tumbler somewhere nicer than a slab of cracked pavement with weeds growing up through it. And what are those in the background...