In addition to my love of comics and pop culture, I’m also a big fan of classic cars and motorcycles.  This image may look like someone took a motorbike and modded it to look like a Tron Lightcycle from the Victorian era, but in reality this bike came before Tron was a glimmer in anyone’s eye.

According to some info I found online, the bike was originally built by O. Ray Courtney in 1936 and is based on a 1930 K.J Henderson. The bike is powered by inline four cylinder (not a scooter as some have said, check the shot of the motor below) and as I’m sure you can gather by now, is a one-off custom. What I can confirm is it does run and while it looked a bit unwieldy, Frank could be seen riding the bike around the Fairgrounds all weekend.

There’s a guy in New York who could make a killing showing up at comic book conventions dressed in a steampunk Tron outfit, and riding this beauty.  Simply breathtaking.

via Knuckle Buster

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  1. erik
    July 26, 2010 at 11:48 am — Reply

    I have never wanted a motorcycle more than I want one right now. That is simply stunning to say the least!

  2. dacree
    October 15, 2010 at 9:56 am — Reply

    Unfortunately the bike is VERY small. Unless you are very small, there is no way to look cool ON the bike.
    Take a look at Frank Westfall (the designer) on the machine.

  3. kim
    November 18, 2010 at 12:32 pm — Reply

    …..other then the fact its a motorbike how does it look like the tron bike?!! ive just asked several other people and they all said the same thing as me…

    • Amanda
      January 25, 2011 at 11:47 pm — Reply

      You and your friends don’t have particularly good imaginations do you?

  4. May 28, 2012 at 12:22 pm — Reply

    that is one really cool bike…

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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