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Bat Pod (Bat Bike)
Project By: Nathan Crowley and Chris Corbould

Click To EnlargeHub-centre steering, single-sided front and rear end, twin electric engines (one mounted in each wheel hub) and machine guns! If this Bat Pod isn't the perfect machine on which to commute to work, I don't know what is.

Designed for the Movie "The Dark Knight", conceptualized by Nathan Crowley, who also created the Tumbler (Batmobile) for Warners Bros' earlier "Batman Begins" movie. The actual Bat Pod was built by Chris Corbould, who built not one but six bikes, most of which were crashed during the filming of movie.

The Bat Pod actually, but Corbould has not revealed which engine it's fitted with, or exactly how fast it goes. In the film, French stunt rider Jean-Pierre Goy is the man who's ridden the Bat Pod and he says the bike is quite hard to ride. But then it would be, since it doesn't even have any handlebars - the Bat Pod is steered via shoulder shields that have sleeves which accommodate the riders arms.

Click Here for more information on the Tumbler.
Click Here for more information on Chris Corbould.

I'm happy to know that both vehicles are real fully functional machines (not computer generated).

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Batman, Bat Pod, Bat Bike, Tumbler, Batmobile, The Dark Knight are all copyrighted by Warners Bros.

Bat Pod
(Custom)

The bike is electric powered. Driven by two electric moters, one in each hub. Hub-centre steering, single-sided front and rear end.


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