How many of you remember the movie Tron? How about the video game? Well, interesting tid-bit; the movie was created in the basement of the school I attended in Massachusetts. Tron was created at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and released by Walt Disney in 1983. I think I was the target market as I was 13 years old and all I really remember about the game and the movie were the motorcycle sequences.
Jump forward 27 years and we will soon be seeing the new film Tron Legacy. All I know for sure is that the young hero of the film rides a sweet little Ducati (when he is in the real world anyway), and then gets into this crazy sportbike costume when he goes into “tron.”
Those of you who are into comic books or comic conventions may have already seen that the costumes used have been released as fully functioning riding gear. The numbers are way limited, but they do have fully integrated body armor, molded leather details, reflective accents, and all the other goodies to protect you from the very real asphault.
Now, while I wouldn’t see myself wearing one of these, I do know there are some enthusiasts out there who would just love to have one… I mean, Halloween is coming up and for only $900 or so, you could have a great costume that is fully functional as well.
Love, Respect, and Space Age Biker Gear,