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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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. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...


  1. …..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…

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