It’s been a good year at Parker Brothers Choppers, the folks who made a replica of the Tron Light Cycle and a grown-up version of the Green Machine. They’ve got a reality TV show premiering on the SyFy Network in April, and both the Light Cycle and Green Machine made it into the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog.
Now, just in time for Christmas, they’re taking orders for an all-new, all-electric bike. Like the Tron Light Cycle, Parker Brothers’ latest creation is another nod to designer Daniel Simon, the former VW designer and futurist who also penned the Light Cycles for Tron: Legacy.
This time, it’s Simon’s Detonator concept that’s been put in three dimensions. It’s got a 30-inch front wheel and dual 96 volt electric motors in the hub of the 27 inch rear wheel. The e-bike is powered by lithium-ion batteries, and charges in an hour when plugged into a 110 volt outlet. Parker Brothers estimates the bike has a 80-100 mile range when fully charged, and it’s been bench tested to a 120 mph top speed.
“It is not the easiest bike to ride, but at 11.5 feet long it’s still rideable and fast as well,” said Jeff Halverson, operations manager at Parker Brothers.”
Well, it’s rideable if you’ve got the cash. The Detonator is on sale to customers in the US, Europe and Saudi Arabia for the cool sum of $100,000.
Photo: Karen Parker, Parker Brothers Choppers
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