“Holy Batcycle, Batman!”

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  1. ScoutBobber49

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    A Batcycle + Robin's Go-Kart For Sale – An Adam West Era Classic

    1966 Yamaha Batcycle Replica | F250 | Kissimmee 2022 | Mecum Auctions

    ESTIMATE
    $40,000 - $60,000

    HIGHLIGHTS
    Never ridden or shown in public

    1966 Yamaha Catalina 250cc motorcycle meticulously restored into a 1966 Batcycle Replica with Sidecar

    Gas tank Bat emblem autographed by Adam West with letter of authenticity
    Cart Robin decal autographed by Burt Ward with letter of authenticity

    Hand painted pinstriping, tank Bat and logos
    Proper Batman styling accents

    Detachable steel-bodied Replica Robin Cart with electric engine made to look like gas-powered original
    Never ridden or shown in public, this 1966 Yamaha Batcycle Replica is a tribute to the Batman television series starring Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin. The campy live-action take on the comic book ran three seasons from 1966-68 and coincided with a Southern California custom culture explosion. Original King of Kustoms George Barris created the show's Batmobile, and his shop foreman Richard "Korky" Korkes had a hand in the Batcycle. Korkes and Daniel Demski built the Batcycle at Kustomotive in Burbank based on a Tom Daniels design. Not coincidentally, Demski also designed the Munster Koach and Drag-U-La coffin dragster for "The Munsters," and Korkes built both of the “kreepy kustoms” at Barris Kustom Industries.

    Batman custom cars and motorcycles went on tour nationwide, promoting the TV series and the builders. Like the original, the replica Batcycle is built around a 1966 Yamaha DT1 Catalina 250cc two-stroke motorcycle. The faithfully recreated fairing and body parts wear scallops, bat graphics and custom pinstriping. The most innovative Batcycle feature was also its most unpredictable. Robin didn't just sit in the sidecar; Batman's trusty chum kneeled on a cleverly concealed go-kart with a 55cc Yamaha engine, 3-speed transmission and impossibly short low-mount handlebar controls. The dynamic duo rode together until Robin deployed the go-kart to catch crafty criminals.
    Batman star Adam West later recalled that things didn't always go as planned. While Batman rode along on the relative gyroscopic stability of the Yamaha motorcycle and sidecar, Robin's challenging-to-control go-kart rarely went in the intended direction, and he often ended up more white-knuckled than white lightning. The steel frame replica Robin go-kart is powered by an electric motor under a look-alike finned engine shell but wears the protective covering that prevented hot engine burns. Adam West and Burt Ward autographed their respective Batcycle mounts, and the replica comes with certificates of caped crusader authenticity.

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    Oh My God!,......It's a Challenger!,.........Indian stole it from Batman!!!!!,.......b good will flow!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    LOL oh come on seriously ! Someone would pay that for that...ridiculous
     
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    Um. Is anyone else disturbed by the site of Robin on all fours?
     
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    Yep! At first glance I thought Batman was on the same vehicle . . .

    Holy hole in a doughnut ! !
     
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    Hey, it WAS the 1960’s and they were both wearing tights….;):D
     
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    I guess we will find out how much on January 14th when it goes up for auction…
     
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    Honestly don't know why I even looked this up but .......

    The bike was sold at Auction in December 2012 bundled with a replica Chevrolet V-8 Batmobile. The duo sold for an astounding $170,000.

    Looks like he's splitting them up. There could be a Chev coming up if you have a spare 100 or 200 thousand, lol.
     
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    That is how Batman liked him, haha.
     
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    Oh man, that is too cool! I was a kid when the first show came out in 1966. Same year Star Trek started. If I was a gazzlionaire, I'd own the Batmobile, the cycle and the cool boat! The Bat copter sucked though. lol Brings back fond memories for this old fart!!!
     
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    I could see the original from the set of Batman bringing big bucks.
    Replica..... don't see it.....but who knows....the world is backwards right now.
     
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    Now for Steve McQueen,s bike from the Great Escape alright I mite can get with those #,s .....But the Batcycle LMAO I Can,t get there I’m sorry
     
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    Buy BatCycle get Wonder Woman free
     
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    @ScoutBobber49 Thanks buddy that’s was pretty good. Just a classic moment in that movie that was unforgettable !
     
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    You could always save your pennies and buy the Batgirl bike if that ever comes up too. That was such a shitty looking ride for the hot bat girl.
     
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    I agree, the Bat Girl cycle really sucked. I hated that stupid looking round windscreen!
     
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    AND THE WINNER IS.......

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