Who doesn’t love Batman vehicles? With their powerful engines and rugged look, we all want them in our garages. We’ve showed you a few DIY batmobiles in the past, but this is the first time we’ve seen the Batpod (essentially a Batman-styled motorcycle) re-created by a DIYer. He has an entire build log of the process complete with scantily clad women photographed with the bike (seriously). You can enter a raffle for the completed bike on eBay.
Under the Hood:
“There is no visible chain on the Batpod — the engine’s output sprocket drives a short chain hooked to a jackshaft, the jackshaft runs down the tube parallel to the axis of the rear wheel, and a chain hooks to another shaft that drives the rear tire. It’s all very convoluted and requires absolute precision so that the chains don’t skip off at speed and disable the vehicle.”
The months of hard work are documented on the forum build thread. It was built by a couple of Batman enthusiasts who contribute to the forum dedicated to DIY Batman vehicles. You can also view a breakdown of the project specs.
The Final Results:
While the final result doesn’t quite have that solid, rugged look seen in the Dark Knight movie, it does look pretty incredible and would be a blast to ride. Check out some of our most popular Batman projects below: