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Motorcycle replica of film reboot is auctioned for nearly double expected price

Auctioneers, RM Sotheby's, have sold a street legal replica of the motorbike from 2010 film 'Tron: Legacy' to a diehard fan for $77,000 US dollars (approximately £49,000).

The light cycle, built specifically for the Andrews Collection and, as previously reported, only expected to fetch up to £30,000. The design was based on the cycles driven by the film stars Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde.

The bike itself is pretty impressive, containing a 96-volt, direct drive electric motor with lithium batteries and a computer controlled panels, with its main selling feature being the electroluminescent strips that create a neon blue glow.

The bike is similar to the bikes created by Parker's Brothers Choppers and Evolve Motorcycles in 2011 so it may not be as original as first thought.

The details of the successful, yet secretive, bidder have not been released, nor has it been confirmed whether the bike is the same one as the light cycle replica featuring across US television networks in 2011 such as the video below from ABC's 20/20.

One thing's for sure though, and that's we're pretty damn jealous of whoever's gonna be riding it.

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