Environment Transportation Batman's Badass 'Batpod' Electric Motorcycle for Sale on eBay, Only $27,500 By Michael Graham Richard Writer University of Ottawa Michael Graham Richard is a writer from Ottawa, Ontario. He worked for Treehugger for 11 years, covering science, technology, and transportation. our editorial process Twitter Twitter Michael Graham Richard Updated June 27, 2020 credit: jeff-t Share Twitter Pinterest Email Transportation Automotive Active Aviation Public Transportation There are many cool electric motorcycles out there (this one is pretty badass, and this one is cool too), but none are quite as cool as this one. "This custom bike is 100% electric, and is built around a modified 2002 Harley Davidson V-Rod frame. It is a unique, one-of-a-kind motorcycle that is fully operational and a totally reliable form of transportation. Although the VIN history will show higher mileage (due to the previous original engine), this completed project has less than 150 miles on it since it was rebuilt into an electric bike. Most of these miles were required for development & testing." Keep going to learn more about the electric Batpod! credit: jeff-t "Most of these parts were custom made from raw aluminum and steel stock material. Many other components, such as the wheels, fork tubes, braking systems, etc were taken from other bikes and incorporated into this custom design. The bike is currently titled, registered, & insured as a street-legal 2002 Harley V-Rod due to the VIN that is stamped on the frame neck. It has a clear Nevada Title as such." "The motorcycle is in immaculate, flawless, clean condition. No road grime, grease, stains, or dirt at all. The motorcycle will be "ready to ride" upon delivery, with the battery pack fully charged. Due the the electric drive system, it is very quiet and stealthy. Roll it off the crate base, flip a switch, twist the throttle grip, and you're heading down the road." Keep going to learn more about the electric Batpod! credit: jeff-t "The entire system is powered by Optima Bluetop D34M batteries (AGM chemistry, qty 8), wired "in series" to provide 96VDC (nominal) to the system. The batteries are new, but have been painted black. I am also including an off-board 96VDC charger, specifically designed for this battery pack. It operates on any standard 110VAC outlet, but the recharge time depends on the amount of stored battery power that has been depleted. A fully depleted battery pack will pull about 15amps from the charger, and then slowly taper off until the battery pack reaches full charge. More details are in the instruction manual." Keep going to learn more about the electric Batpod! credit: jeff-t "The heart of this system is the AC-20 electric motor (by HPEVS) with a Curtis 1238-7501 Motor Controller. This system is rated at 650amp, 82ftlbs torque, 65hp, 7500rpm with regenerative braking (this sends a charge back to the battery pack during deceleration). Acceleration is controlled by the Magura twist throttle grip. The system is pre-programmed for this specific motorcycle (final drive ratio & tire diameter), but it can always be re-programmed via a Curtis hand-held programmer (available for rental from several sources. Details provided in the instruction manual)." Keep going to learn more about the electric Batpod! credit: jeff-t "The frame is a modified 2002 Harley V-Rod frame. It has been converted to rigid-frame design (like most choppers) with no rear suspension. The swingarm was replaced with 1.5" thick solid aluminum plates that support the rear wheel. The section under the seat has been modified to permit storage space required for two batteries. The tray supports for the remaining six batteries have been welded & fixed in place, but still permit easy removal of batteries if required." Keep going to learn more about the electric Batpod! credit: jeff-t Even the weapons could potentially work.. "PLEASE NOTE: Although the flamethrowers and cannons are in a fully authentic & operable state as pictured, the cannon trigger breach blocks and flamethrower pressure release valves are NOT INCLUDED as part of this sale listing. Without these components, the weapons are INOPERABLE. These INOPERABLE weapons that are included as part of this specific sale are to be considered as DECORATION ACCESSORIES ONLY. .....BUT..... If the BUYER wishes to take possession of the cannon trigger breach blocks and flamethrower pressure valves (required to make the weapons operable), then he must contact the SELLER and ask that these parts be donated and shipped separately (for free). The BUYER is under NO OBLIGATION to take possession of these extra parts." Keep going to learn more about the electric Batpod! credit: jeff-t The owner posted some videos on Youtube, but unfortunately they are set to 'private' mode so they can't be seen. I think he'll probably realize his mistake soon and open them up to the public, so here are the links: Video 1, video 2, video 3. You can test one and see if it works.... Keep going to learn more about the electric Batpod! credit: jeff-t If you are interested, check it out on eBay. Via ABG.