Published on October 16th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro2
Weird Ride Wednesday: A Battery-Powered Batpod With Shotguns, Flamethrowers
Comic books have always inspired creativity in young and eager minds, though these days kids are more likely to flock to movie theaters than comic shops to catch the latest adventures of their preferred superhero. Batman has been an especially popular character the past two decades, inspiring plenty of unique projects, like this Harley V-Rod converted into an all-electric Batpod equipped with shotguns and flamethowers.
Up on eBay with a Buy It Now price of $27,500, this unique electric motorcycle started out as a 2002 Harley-Davidson V-Rod. Gone is the V-twin combustion engine though, and in its place is a HPEVS electric motor and a Curtis controller that puts out 65 horsepower and 82 ft-lbs of torque. While the original V-twin motor made around 115 horsepower, it also only made about 65 ft-lbs of torque, and I always prefer the pull of torque to raw horsepower.
Sporting enough Optima Bluetop batteries for 40 miles of driving range, this electric Batpod won’t be able to give chase to the Joker for very long. But with optional flamethrowers and shotguns mounted to this electric Batpod, Bats could do some serious damage once he closed the distance.
Traffic would be a hell of a lot more fun with a flame-throwing, shotgun-blasting Batpod, that’s for sure.