Batbike: Dark Knight fan builds bike like comic star’s using just car tyres and scrap metalFully functioning Batpod replica made from a 90 motorbike and scrap metalA video of the prototype got 370,000 views in ten days.
Vietnamese mechanic hopes to sell it to re-create Batman”s Tumbler
It may not have the machine-guns or front-mounted cannons of the original but this Batman enthusiast’s home-made Batpod will still make many fans jealous.
Tng Lm earned the nickname the ‘Vietnamese Dark Knight’ after building his impressive scrap-heap Batman motorcycle in Vietnam’s Lang Son province.
A month ago Tng Lm posted a YouTube video of the prototype which clocked up 370,000 views in just ten days, and now the bike is finally finished.
Vietnamese Dark Knight: A young mechanic has made a replica of the Batpod from scrap metal and an old Suzuki
Mechanic Tng Lm intended to use the motorbike as an advertisement for his shop but is considering selling it to one lucky fan
It has received criticism online for not being similar enough to the original Batpod, and many commentators have pointed out issues with the steering.
But the overall reactions have been those of awe and applause with many jealous Batman fans wanting their own.
Mechanic Tng Lm built the Batpod from scrap parts at his car shop and intends to use it as an advertisement, displaying it in the garage.
The scrap-metal was attached to a modified Suzuki FX 125 he bought for 90 with car tyres replacing the original.
The skeleton of the Batpod replica is a Suzuki FX 125 bike which Tng Lm bought for 90
The Batpod bike uses steel tubes to create the exhaust pipes and old car tyres instead of the originals
Although he did not originally intend to sell the the Batpod bike, which is worth just over 300, Tng Lm said that he is considering selling it to a devoted Dark Knight fan if the price is right.
He plans to invest the profits in his next project – a replica of the Tumbler, Batman’s futuristic car from which the Batpod detaches.
Tng Lm admits that his creation would have been better had he had a bigger budget and told the VNExppress, that he hopes to make his Tumbler replica closer to the original.
The young mechanic said his future plans was to build replicas of the futuristic helicopters from the movie Avatar once he has the money for parts.
Dark Knight: Tng Lm hopes to build a replica of the Tumbler – a vehicle used in the Dark Knight series