American Suzuki raised some eyebrows after news broke yesterday the company was cancelling franchise agreements with numerous dealerships in the U.S. The company was already under close scrutiny after making the bold decision to quit selling cars to focus on powersports when it filed for Chapter 11 in November. Reducing its dealer network appears to […]
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.