Vardenchi to make Tron light cycles

The base is a 153cc bike and has the required LEDs and neon lights to make it look like a Tron light cycle. In addition to the motorcycle an eight-foot long light cycle installation is also present at IMAX in Mumbai, where Tron fans got a preview of the upcoming film. This is similar to the Ghost Rider promotion that had Vardenchi Motorcycles build a replica of the Ghost Rider motorcycle that was also given away in a draw.

Here is the entire press release:

Mumbai: At Tron Night, Tron fans got an opportunity to witness the exclusive 3D IMAX showcase of 23 minutes footage of TRON LEGACY in Mumbai. The head turner at the event was the unveiling of the 8 feet long TRON inspired light cycle installation. For all the speed junkies and bike fanatics, Disney Pictures has tied-up with Vardenchi Motorcycles to create custom-built futuristic Tron inspired bikes. Good news is that they are up for grabs! 

“Walt Disney Pictures is committed to creating immersive experiences for our audiences across the country. TRON fans across India will get an opportunity to win these futuristic machines through a nationwide contest that will be launched soon,” said K. Seshasaye, Director, Marketing & Distribution, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (India).

Vardenchi’s have made these inspirations of TRON LIGHT CYCLE bikes using a branded 153CC bike to create futuristic machines on 2 wheels. These bikes have neon and LED lights, adding to their gleaming and aesthetic look. This is Vardenchi Motorcycle’s first-ever entry into movies association. 

Akshai Varde, CEO, Vardenchi Motorcycles said, “Building the replica of the Tron Light Cycle for Disney has been one of the most exciting projects I have worked on. The modern Sci-fi design will appeal to not only Bikers but people of all ages and interests. The makers who worked with Disney to create the original TRON bike have done a marvelous job of creating a fantasy bike of all times. I personally, would love to own one!”

 TRON: Legacy. Light cycles are an important and vital part of the TRON mythology. One of the designers who worked on the sleek, reconfigured Lightcycles in “TRON: Legacy” is Daniel Simon, a former car designer for Bugatti ,who used, as a basis, the original sketches by Syd Mead, the designer of the Lightcycles for “TRON.” 

A techno fan alert: for all the first’s in this movie; First 3D movie to integrate a fully digital head and body upon an existing actor to create a younger version of Jeff Bridges’ character, Kevin Flynn, using advanced Emotion Capture technology developed by Digital Domain. It’s the first movie to make extensive use of self-illuminated costumes and to create molded costumes using digital sculptures exclusively. Tron is the first movie that was shot with 35mm lenses and full-35mm chip cameras. Jeff Bridges is the first actor in cinematic history to play opposite a younger version of himself. The 3D technology in “TRON: Legacy” was developed post-“Avatar” and represents the most advanced in the world today. TRON: Legacy is releasing worldwide in 3D on Dec 17, 2010.


 “TRON: Legacy” is a 3D action-packed adventure set in a digital world unlike anything captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), a rebellious 27-year-old, is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn (Oscar® and Golden Globe® winner Jeff Bridges), a man once known as the world’s leading video-game developer. When Sam investigates a strange signal sent from the abandoned Flynn’s Arcade—that could have only come from his father—he finds himself pulled into a world where Kevin has been trapped for 20 years. With the help of the fearless warrior Quorra (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-or-death journey across a visually stunning universe—created by Kevin Himself—which has become far more advanced with never-before-imagined vehicles, weapons and landscapes, and a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing to prevent their escape.  

“TRON: Legacy” is directed by Joseph Kosinski and produced by Sean Bailey, Jeffrey Silver and Steven Lisberger. The story is by Eddy Kitsis & Adam Horowitz and Brian Klugman & Lee Sternthal, and the screenplay is by Eddy Kitsis & Adam Horowitz, based on characters created by Steven Lisberger and Bonnie MacBird. Presented in Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX 3D® and scored by Grammy Award®–winning electronic music duo Daft Punk, “TRON: Legacy” hits theaters on December 17, 2010. The 3D technology in “TRON: Legacy” was developed post-“Avatar” and represents the most advanced in the world today.

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