Tron Legacy – Everyone wants a Light Cycle

I’m letting my geeky side through today, it’s Friday after all, and we’re featuring probably the coolest virtual bikes ever rendered, the TRON Light Cycle.  Actually this is a bit of nostalgia for RTWW as one of the first posts was on this very subject.

TRON for those who don’t know is a 1982 science fiction action film by Walt Disney Pictures.  It starred Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn (and his program counterpart inside the electronic world, Clu), Bruce Boxleitner as Tron and his User Alan Bradley, Cindy Morgan as Yori and Dr. Lora Baines, and Dan Shor as Ram. David Warner plays all three main antagonists: the program Sark, his User Ed Dillinger, and the voice of the Master Control Program. It was written and directed by Steven Lisberger.  Back in 1982 TRON was the film to see with the most startling special effects showing the early computer graphics that would become the biggest thing in movies.

Christmas 2010 sees the release of the TRON sequel TRON LEGACY with update effects but what looks to be the same awesomely designed virtual world, including the all important Light Cycle.

You can see footage of the bike in action in the concept reel below as well as in the new TRON LEGACY trailer that follows;

Have you noticed how futuristic bikes recently seem to feature hubless wheels, not sure why this is but you can also find this feature on Captain Kirk’s ride from the 2009 Star Trek film.

Having a scan around I found that this could well be the shape of things to come, with Amen Motorcycles ‘Hubless Monster’;

Given that Ducati is the current king of hi-tech motorcycling, and the sharp eyed amongst you will have noticed a very nice Ducati Sport 1000 in the ‘real world’ at the start of the TRON LEGACY trailer, …

… could the next Ducati Multistrada be hubless? …. Go on Ducati we dare ya!

Have a great weekend everyone, Ride Safe!

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2 Comments

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