*I’ve always been on #TeamSuperman, but ever since Adam West jumped in the 1960s-era Batmobile and said “Atomic batteries to power! Turbines to speed!” followed by Burt Ward’s “Roger! Ready to move out!” I’ve wanted one of Batman’s vehicles.
Hell, I won’t front: I’d have jumped on Batgirl’s cycle if given half a chance.
Now I can have one of those Bat-toys!
The Batpod was the only thing left from the destroyed Batmobile in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, and one of the bikes used in that flick and the follow-up The Dark Knight Rises is up for auction.
The bike features fiberglass body panels, a custom-made chassis, 31-inch Hoosier tires, and a Honda 750 engine. It also features a laser-targeting unit and (sadly) non-functioning cannons.
The Batpod on the block is one of only six that were built for the films. It does have signs of use — which ups the “cool” factor for me! — and will be sold as a “rolling model” without a battery, fuel tank, throttle controls, or any fluids.
The bike’s is expected to sell between $80,000 and $107,000 — a steal for something that was built by a multimillionaire, philanthropist, and moonlighting superhero.
With minimal work, someone’s going to walk away with a bike that will allow them to relive their favorite scenes from the landmark Dark Knight trilogy!
This was written by freelance writer Michael P Coleman. As freelance writer’s don’t earn as much as multimillionaire philanthropists, he might have to pass on the bike. Maybe he should set up a GoFundMe page. Follow him on Twitter.