Yesterday, Warner Bros. Pictures released images of the Batpod motorcycle from next Summer’s Batman Begins sequel, The Dark Knight.
Despite its curious mechanics, this is a drivable vehicle. Flanking the Batpod behind the front wheel are two elevated stirrup like devices which the stunt driver, Jean-Pierre Goy, places his arms into and steers the vehicle using his shoulders. The engines are located within each wheel hub, seemingly reminiscent of the electric motor integrated into every wheel of MIT Media Lab’s CityCar. According to the LA Times, this attitude laden design was conceived by Nathan Crowley and built by Chris Corbould.
Additional high resolution images at Ain’t It Cool News.