Hardcore TRON fans will soon be able to fly around town on an emissions-free Lightcycle, as Parker Brothers Choppers just unveiled a working electric model! Last year, they introduced a gas-powered version of the futuristic LED Lightcycle, and although the electric bike is still being tested, it will soon be street legal, satisfying eco-nerds everywhere. The Lightcycle is not recommended for heavy use, but Parker Brothers claim that it can reach a top speed of 100 mph. A 15-35 minute charge will give the bike enough juice for a 100 mile joyride - with enough power left to impress your friends with a TRON light show.
The Lightcycle comes complete with a TRON-style helmet for the rider, and with a flip of a switch the bike’s LED lights fire up, illuminating the rims and body of the vehicle. The motorcycle is powered by a pack of lithium batteries and a 96 volt electric motor. The Lightcycle is not recommended for heavy use, but Parker Brothers claim that it can reach a top speed of 100 mph. A 15-35 minute charge will give the bike enough juice for a 100 mile joyride – with enough power to impress your friends with the TRON light show.
Initially, Parker Brother’s Choppers offered an option to include an electric motor, but they decided to come out with a stand-alone all-electric model. Like its predecessor, the Lightcycle has 22” x 12” dual hubless wheels with custom tires, a hardened steel frame, and a carbon fiber and fiberglass body. The original gas-powered version is now going for $55,000, but price specifics for the electric model haven’t been released yet.
To add to the excitement, Parker Brothers’ Choppers is giving one lucky fan their very own electric Lightcycle! All that entrants need to do is submit a video on why you are the most deserving of a free Lightcycle. Enter to win here!
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