The digital ink is still wet on news of American Suzuki declaring bankruptcy and shutting down its car business to focus on powersports and marine products, and now there’s more bad news for the Japanese manufacturer. Suzuki announced it will close its motorcycle factory in Gijón, Spain, in March, 2013, shutting the company’s sole European […]
Batman’s Batpod Is Real!
Any fan of the latest series of Batman movies will recognize the two-wheeler above. Straight from The Dark Knight Rises comes the Batpod, Batman’s crime fighting motorcycle. Ok, well, not quite.
This Batpod replica comes to us from Vietnam, where we presume the man riding the bike is also its builder. Details are scarce at the moment, but judging from the video we can see it’s powered by a small-displacement Suzuki engine, features Bimota Tesi 3D-like hub-center steering, flat black paint, car tires and wheels with brake rotors mounted to the face of the wheels (with two front calipers!). The coolest bit of all, we think, is the fake, exhaust-driven, gatling gun!
Sure this bike is impractical in so many ways, but who cares?! Right now, every guy’s inner teenager is dying to take this thing for a spin through Gotham City and hunt down Bane in the process. As cool as the Batpod is, we can’t help but overlook this guy’s crime fighting apparel. We’re pretty sure Batman doesn’t do his dirty work in flip-flops. Anyway, check out the real life Batpod in action below.