UPDATE: Review is now on motorcycle.com Coming to you live from the U.S. press launch of the 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 at Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond, CA! In many ways you can call the Gixxer Thou “all-new.” The venerable AMA Superbike multi-time championship-winning machine has received numerous updates to the engine, chassis, brakes, bodywork, […]
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.