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Replica Batpod From The Dark Knight on Auction

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Now all you need is a cape, cowl, and kevlar bodysuit

If you weren't impressed when the Batpod ejected from the downed "Tumbler" in The Dark Knight, check your pulse. You're either dead, or worse, not a true geek. Not even a ride in this real-life Batpod could help you. That's right: Up for sale on eBay is a replica Batpod, the result of "2 months of intense research and over 1000 manhours of labor" according to the seller. The starting price? $100,000.

Tucked away in the hardened steel frame is a 4-stroke 650cc engine, with a direct port nitro inject providing an extra boost. The bike also features those distinctive 50 centimeter wheels, and non-working mock-ups of weaponry (drat). And yes, riding the replica batpod requires lying prone across the top, just like bats!

All the hardware necessary to make the bike move is there, but unfortunately the sellers fall short of certifying road-worthiness to cover any potential legal liability. They stress that they're selling a "movie prop", and are even selling the batpod with one chain removed to keep the potential buyer from riding off after the purchase. While the bike "has been tested in a controlled environment", eBay user badrobot2002 wants to make sure that any actual movement is the responsibility of the buyer.

On top of that, even taking a look at the bike isn't cheap. A non-refundable deposit of $5000 is required to set up an appointment. Clearly, getting involved with this replica batpod requires a lot of money—purchasing power close to Bruce Wayne's.

2011 Custom Built Motorcycles Batpod ($100,000)

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    builderbobftw , May 21, 2010 11:29 PM
    100k$?

    Rather buy myself a real car with that.

    And a nice one at that.
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    Ehsan w , May 21, 2010 11:16 PM
    like the ironman suit.
    You're going to look like a douchebag with this....

    looks cool...but don't drive it xD
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    Ehsan w , May 21, 2010 11:16 PM
    like the ironman suit.
    You're going to look like a douchebag with this....

    looks cool...but don't drive it xD
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    Zoonie , May 21, 2010 11:19 PM
    Actually.. If you'd remove the "weapons", that'd be a really cool thing to drive/ride around in.
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    builderbobftw , May 21, 2010 11:29 PM
    100k$?

    Rather buy myself a real car with that.

    And a nice one at that.
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    simple_inhibition , May 21, 2010 11:30 PM
    Item has been removed from ebay... :( 
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    surfer1337dude , May 21, 2010 11:31 PM
    ZoonieActually.. If you'd remove the "weapons", that'd be a really cool thing to drive/ride around in.

    Not sure about other states, but in NY it would be illegal because it has no fenders, lights, and the wheel base for a motorcycle might even be illegal (such big tires would make it hard to maneuver)....although that is what drag strips are for XD
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    505090 , May 21, 2010 11:38 PM
    seriously:
    On top of that, even taking a look at the bike isn't cheap. A non-refundable deposit of $5000 is required to set up an appointment.
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    Kelavarus , May 21, 2010 11:55 PM
    BAH! I disagree. The Tumbler was ultimate badass-ness. I never thought it could get better than that... And it DIDN'T. When the batpod popped off, it was like, sure, that's interesting, but cooler than the Tumbler? HA.

    Tank, or flimsy bike? ... Yeah, I thought so.
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    AMD286 , May 22, 2010 2:14 AM
    The batpod was almost unrideable. There was one french motorcycle rider that was able to drive it. He was the guy you saw in the movie. 100 grand for an unusable piece of machinery...you got to have more money than brains!
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    zoemayne , May 22, 2010 2:44 AM
    dear douchebag, if you get into any type of accident with this your neck will be the first thing to break.
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    zoemayne , May 22, 2010 4:12 AM
    100k For two tires and a motorcycle engine under your chest. Why no video!? cause its not ride-able
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    gti88 , May 22, 2010 6:24 AM
    I bet it can't go into a turn.
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    d-block , May 22, 2010 7:51 AM
    Holy cock slap Batman!
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    anamaniac , May 22, 2010 8:48 AM
    I wonder if my father's boss would buy it... well, maybe if George Barris made it, then he might, but from this random jackass? No...
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    JohnnyLucky , May 22, 2010 11:37 AM
    Expensive toy. I don't think it would qualify as a collectible.
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    alyoshka , May 22, 2010 1:53 PM
    Difficult to be lying on your tummy most of the time, it's a real strenuous position to be in while working, even with a laptop...... forget being on a bike......
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    bstm300 , May 22, 2010 4:12 PM
    Everytime I come on here to view comments to a stupid story, I laugh my pants off. Some of these comments on here are classic-"dear douchebag" or "Holy cock slap Batman!" or "from this random jackass"

    One ride on a replica batpod: not even worth $5
    Hundred of hilarious comments from Tom's Hardware users: priceless
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    cobra5000 , May 22, 2010 4:37 PM
    Ill bet you can make one of these for less than $5000.00 without even trying...
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    razor512 , May 22, 2010 5:05 PM
    complete crap. it is a regular cheap motorcycle with some of the parts rotated and the handle bars on the bottom with extensions going up the sides , they probably bought a cheap used motorcycle for $1000, then spent another $2000 or so on parts to to make the mod. the total work probably only took 2-3 months as a free time project.

    the mid part a unmodified section of a motorcycle with a cover over it it is like those idiots who get a cheap $800 car and get those body kits that make it look even more retarded

    the suspension system was then modified slightly to change the ride angle and then he replaced the wheel and extended the mounts for it.
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    otacon72 , May 22, 2010 10:16 PM
    razor512complete crap. it is a regular cheap motorcycle with some of the parts rotated and the handle bars on the bottom with extensions going up the sides , they probably bought a cheap used motorcycle for $1000, then spent another $2000 or so on parts to to make the mod. the total work probably only took 2-3 months as a free time project.the mid part a unmodified section of a motorcycle with a cover over it it is like those idiots who get a cheap $800 car and get those body kits that make it look even more retarded the suspension system was then modified slightly to change the ride angle and then he replaced the wheel and extended the mounts for it.


    I hate to say it dude but my friend builds custom bikes and he said your conclusions are all wrong. The handle bars are the only stock thing on the bike he said. Everything else is custom but any good metal fabricator would have no problem making that "bike". If they had done a proper job they would have no problem getting it legal. He said all the tubing is far too thin for it ever to be taken on the road safely. They took the cheap way out instead of making a truely remarkable bike. As for the price? He said he wouldn't pay anymore than $5k for it. "1,000 man hours" wasted he said.
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    sliem , May 22, 2010 10:19 PM
    Only for the rich with 7 ferraris and 50k$/mo salary.
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