Bonhams’ annual fall auction, the Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show, at Stafford County Showground is scheduled for October 20, 2013. Included in the auction is the above pictured 1974 Kawasaki H1-RW 500cc triple. Expected to sell for approximately $96,000 to $112,000, the Japanese works Grand Prix racer is one of only two machines built by the factory for […]
RoboCop Remake Has RoboCop Riding A Motorcycle
The semi-futuristic 1987 film, “RoboCop,” starring actor Peter Weller, told the tale of fatally injured Detroit cop effectively resurrected to life, but in the form of mostly metal, cyborg-like being. RoboCop was the ultimate crime-fighting tool, and the public loved the premise of the movie to the tune of two sequels, lots of merchandising and even a short-lived television series.
“RoboCop” has been resurrected again, the film that is, and is currently shooting in Toronto according to the Daily Mail. And as you can see by these images from the Daily Mail, RoboCop is now fighting crime on two wheels.
The new RoboCop is sleeker and more menacing in appearance than Weller’s RoboCop, but in the Mail’s article, actor Joel Kinnaman who plays the new RoboCop says the character will be “a lot more human.”
With all the special effects fabrication fitted to RoboCop’s new bike it’s hard to say what the donor bike actually is. At first glance it seems very Buell-esque, as if the 1125R served as the source material. However, peeping the undoctored brake calipers in these photos it also looks as though a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R, circa 2008 or 2010, may serve as the core bike beneath the facade.
The original RobCop battled crime from the familiar comfort of a police cruiser, as seen in this film poster for the 1987 movie featuring Peter Weller as RoboCop.