Monday, June 18, 2007

What the hell is a Batpod?

Seriously, can we just call it a Batcycle and be done with it.

From the LA Times article that got the scoop.

"Goy is the only person who's ridden the new Batpod — a bike so outrageous it's hard to believe it was even built. It's not just because it's tricked out with grappling hooks, cannons and machine guns. The front and rear tires are both a monstrously huge 508 millimeters, and the engines are in the hubs of each wheel. Steering isn't by hand but by shoulder, since there aren't handlebars. Instead, there are shields that fit each arm like sleeves and have the ability to rotate around the bike's frame. The two foot pegs are set 3 1/2 feet apart on either side of the tank, which the rider lies on, belly down.

That tank also moves up and down — you know, in case Batman needs to dodge bullets or slide under semis. "

Over at they have a link to another picture, and some video of the new bike.

I think it looks kinda cool. We'll see how it looks on screen though. I would just hate to see this new Batman series get dragged down into too much gadget minutiae. That's one of the reasons the last series of films failed. I mean that, and Joel Schumacher. We'll have to wait and see how it all pans out next year as The Dark Knight isn't set to come out until June 18th, 2008.


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