Have you ever wondered where Batman gets his wonderful toys – and wished that you could buy them yourself? Well, you don’t need the budget of a reclusive billionaire to buy your own Batpod, because one is available right now on eBay — and it’s electric! If you have $27,500 lying around, you can purchase this converted 2002 Harley Davidson V-Rod that has been modified to look like Batman’s distinctive ride from The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.
This electric Batpod has had its twin-cylinder replaced with a greener, stealthier AC unit from HPEVS that is capable of 65 horsepower and 82 pound-feet of torque. The bike also boasts regenerative braking.
The bike’s description says it is “100% electric and is a unique, one-of-a-kind motorcycle that is fully operational and a totally reliable form of transportation. Although the VIN history will show higher mileage (due to the previous original engine), this completed project has less than 150 miles on it since it was rebuilt into an electric bike.”
“Most of these parts were custom made from raw aluminum and steel stock material. Many other components, such as the wheels, fork tubes, braking systems, etc were taken from other bikes and incorporated into this custom design.”
So it’s not just green — it’s recycled as well!
The e-Batpod is powered by eight AGM lead-acid batteries, which provides only about 40 miles. But let’s face it, it’s not really built for road trips; it’s for putting the fear of God into local hoodlums as you speed around your neighborhood!
Via Green Autoblog