Sunday, July 06, 2008

Bat Pod: More pics and details


Hub-centre steering, twin engines - one mounted in each wheel hub - and machine guns! If this Bat bike isn't the perfect machine on which to commute to work, we don't know what is

The Dark Knight is one cool movie – we love the fact that Mr Bat chooses to ride a motorcycle when he needs to really get going. And, of course, since he’s a Dark Knight, the caped crusader gets a fully tricked-out bike on which he can take out the baddies.

The Bat Pod was conceptualized by Nathan Crowley, who also created the Batmobile for Warners Bros’ earlier ‘Batman Begins’ movie. The actual Bat bike was built by Chris Corbould, who built not one but six units of the bike, most of which were crashed during the filming of The Dark Knight.

The Bat Pod actually runs, though Corbould has not revealed which engine it’s fitted with, or exactly how fast it goes. In the film, French stunt rider Jean-Pierre Goy is the man who’s ridden the Bat bike and he says the bike is quite hard to ride. But then it would be, since it doesn’t even have any handlebars – the Bat Pod is steered via shoulder shields that have sleeves which accommodate Batman’s arms. Er…, no, don’t try that at home…

Update (17th July, 2009): If you like the Bat Pod, you'll probably also like this. So now while you can't have his bike, at least you can look like Batman when you're out riding... ;-))

Also see:
Ducati Berliner Apollo: The 1960s V-Max!
Suzuki Gemma 250: The funkiest scooter ever is now on sale in Japan...
One HOT Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000...
Riding impression: Bimota Tesi 3D Carbon
The amazing MotoMorphic JaFM#1...
A Buell-based female robot for the next Transformers movie...
Feeling rich today? Get this swingarm for your Ducati 1098!
UDO: Twisted Trikes’ FireBlade-powered three-wheeler...
Bimota DB7 riding impression...

External links:
Some older bikes that Batman used to ride in the 1960s...
LM23: LusoMotors' Fireblade-powered sportscar!
Moto Guzzi fans, rejoice!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

how much can a batpod cost me with delivery in the united arab emirates and how many days.obviously not with toy machine guns but an extra seat foe a second peron

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