Reason To Buy? Getting A Real Version Of The Resident Evil Motorcycle?

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Reader harbingerofdoom sends in the news that video game developer Capcom has commissioned the creation of a "very limited run" of real motorcycles based on the chopper in the game Resident Evil. As harbinger notes with his submission, this is quite a "reason to buy," in that he'd gladly pay $25,000 for a copy of Resident Evil if it came with one of these...


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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 10th, 2009 @ 9:11pm

    What they really need to make is Cloud's machine from Advent Children. That is the single coolest design for a motorcycle that I have ever seen.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 10th, 2009 @ 10:14pm

    Or a real version of Akira's motorcycle.

     

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    Mr RC (profile), Dec 11th, 2009 @ 1:25am

    errr..

    reason to be pulled over? reason to have your bike stolen? (sure you won't be able to ride around on a stolen one, still cool to have in your garage.. probably sell well too)

    It is very cool though.. very cool

     

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      Chronno S. Trigger (profile), Dec 11th, 2009 @ 5:24am

      Re: errr..

      Reason to be pulled over? Nah, those will be street legal, you would have to be doing something wrong first. Reason to have it stolen? Nah, custom, limited, branded vehicles are too easy to track so they don't get stolen as often as regular run of the mill vehicles (too hard to sell).

      I agree with R. Miles, there is no way in hell (or wherever zombies come from these days) that it's only going to be $25,000. I think $80,000 is optimistic.

       

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 11th, 2009 @ 1:36am

    that is quite extreme: build a motorcycle to sell a game.

    Im not a gamer as matter of fact last consol i owned was attari, but if they threw Milla Jovovich in id sure buy a copy

     

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    El Guerrero del Interfaz (profile), Dec 11th, 2009 @ 2:29am

    As usual "cool" means unusable and unridable.

    Certainly a rigid chopper with an extremely long and impossibly angled fork is the best machine to ride with one hand on bad roads while you're taking out zombies...

    In this sense the only realistic movie from the point of view of the rider and the mechanic is still Mad Max, the original one. No freakin' weird choppers there, only logical ridable bikes.

     

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      nasch (profile), Dec 11th, 2009 @ 8:24am

      Re:

      The Matrix Reloaded featured an apparently stock Ducati 998. Though for some inexplicable reason they replaced one of the best motorcycle sounds ever with some kind of inline 4 sound. The sound editors for those scenes should have their genitals tasered. Actually the first Matrix had a normal motorcycle on screen for a brief moment. A BMW maybe, I don't remember.

      Spawn drove a regular old sportbike, and Arnold drove normal motorcycles in the first 2 Terminator movies.

      Or maybe you're talking about movies with "fantasy" motorcycles that are still realistic. If that's what you're going for then I got nothin'. :-)

       

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    R. Miles (profile), Dec 11th, 2009 @ 3:50am

    $25k???

    Sorry, harbingerofdoom, but you're seriously underbidding at this price. I would believe this wouldn't even cover the cost of the license.

    Look around your savings for about $80k.

    Another reason to buy: "Win a date with Milla!"

    Hell, yah!

     

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    El Guerrero del Interfaz (profile), Dec 11th, 2009 @ 5:47am

    Well, among other things, I ride a strictly street-legal purple Goldwing with fantasy-themed aerography and an Héchard side-car and it certainly gets me pulled over quite often. Just as I got with a heavily customized Sportster. But I've never been pulled over with my plain vanilla Beemer despite riding it quite faster than the GW and the Sporster. Never got a ticket but had to wait for the cops to fully examine the bikes...

    And while my Beemer sleeps outside every night, I have never let the Harley or the GW alone or far away. Because eye-catching bikes *do* get stolen more often than plain ones. As it happened a few years ago during the yearly Hog meeting at the French Côte d'Azur. A trailer full of custom bikes were stolen then, including a Captain America replica. Anyway, the rich kids and old men that are going to buy them are never going to ride them on any road on any civilized contry...

     

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    Ryan Diederich, Dec 11th, 2009 @ 5:49am

    Not to sell the game

    Inspired by the game, not to sell the game. Its a good idea, as long as the run is very limited they will definately sell them all, make a ton more money than just selling games.

    I wonder if the cycle comes with the game for free?

    FREE!?!? gasp, impossible

     

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    El Guerrero del Interfaz (profile), Dec 11th, 2009 @ 8:46am

    Yeah, I second the motion about the sound editors. It seems that being a biker or driving a bike is incompatible with this profession (except maybe in Australia...). Because it's not a new thing. I remember old movies where a 1 cylinder 2 strokes MX bike sounded like an in-line 4 4 strokes rice rocket. And vice versa...

     

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    harbingerofdoom (profile), Dec 11th, 2009 @ 9:28am

    of course its optimistic...lol
    prices on custom bikes like that which are a limited edition run and have to be hand fabricated generally run between 100-175k depending on the subject and the reason they are being sold.

    but if your focused on the number i threw out and im having to explain that... you missed the point...lol

     

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    Jason, Dec 28th, 2009 @ 5:07am

    Wow

    That's going to be a very cool looking motorcycle when it's finished.

     

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    Thomas, Jan 8th, 2010 @ 9:08am

    Thats great games since the first story. Especially the motorcycle

     

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    Alejandro G., Jan 9th, 2013 @ 1:35am

    I prefer having airhawk first because I know that the resident evil motorcycle will really be expensive. I think I should just try designing my own motorcycle instead of buying a brand new one.

     

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