After recently watching the new Tron Legacy movie (which I have to admit was a bit of fun) I was surprised to see how much time on screen the Ducati motorcycles in the film were given. With what must have been a deal set up between the films producers and Ducati, the Italian manufacturers logo or one of their motorcycles was on screen for the majority of the scenes that took place outside of the digital world of Tron.
"Not another product shot!"
What surprised me even more was that the Ducati Sport 1000 ridden by the films leading character was recently discontinued from production. I can't help but feel this was a waste of an opportunity to boost sales of the under-performing (in sales) Sports Classic range. With no other models in their line up offering the same Cafe Racer styling Ducati/film fans will have to settle for a secondhand Ducati Sport 1000.
A keen photoshopper even took the connection between the film and Ducati so literally that they worked up a Ducati styled Tron lightcycle...maybe a concept for future production? I think not.
If you liked this you're going to love these:
- Check out the now defunct Ducati Sport Classic range
- See Parker Bros Choppers street legal Tron Lightcycle
- New videos of the street legal Tron Lightcycle out on the streets of LA.
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