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VIDEO: All-Electric Tron Lightcycle Hits the Streets!
Posted By Lori Zimmer On September 24, 2011 @ 1:56 am In Green Transportation,Innovation,News | No Comments
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 !
Via Nerd Approved 
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URLs in this post:
 LED lights: http://inhabitat.com/photos-100-danish-pendants-shine-at-copenhagen-design-week-2011/
 electric motor: http://inhabitat.com/solarcross-brilliant-electric-bike-is-boosted-by-the-suns-rays/
 electric motor: http://inhabitat.com/embry-riddle-students-make-history-with-eco-eagle-hybrid-propulsion-aircraft/
 wheels with custom tires: http://inhabitat.com/wim-delvoyes-incredible-rubber-carvings-turn-tires-into-art/
 electric Lightcycle: http://inhabitat.com/frankfurt-motor-show-husqvarnas-e-go-electric-bike-looks-just-like-a-motorcycle/
 here: http://www.parkerbrotherschoppers.com/index.php?main_page=pb_registration
 + Parker Brothers’ Choppers: http://www.parkerbrotherschoppers.com/
 Nerd Approved: http://nerdapproved.com/approved-products/real-life-tron-light-cycle-goes-all-electric-video/
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