This is it, the new contraption ‘created’ by Lucius Fox, the vehicle rumored to be unveiled this week. It is the Batpod, or bat-cycle, whichever you prefer. It officially goes on view tomorrow at the 2007 New York Licensing show.
It is a monster, and not only is it ridable, it is fast. The wheels are 508 mm in diameter and it boasts machine guns, cannons and a grappling hook. There is no handlebar, instead you steer with your shoulders that lock into two shields. To ride this you need to lie belly down, on the ‘tank’, which can rise and lower itself in order to fit through the smallest of gaps.
There are six of these beauties in total and their cost is unknown. They were designed by the man behind the Batman Begins Batmobile, Nathan Crowley and built by Chris Corbould. It will be ridden by French stuntman Jean-Pierre Goy, who has been testing the bikes at an undisclosed secret location in England over the past month.
I think we all can’t wait to see this thing in action!