Robocop is getting a refresh for the 21st century. Where the new, all-black suit and minimalist helmet have been targets of fan ire, this new police bike is actually looking the part. Angular, piecemeal fairings and wheel covers help achieve a Sci-Fi look, but the big change here is to ergonomics: a high seat, very low clip-ons and rear sets mounted way back on the swingarm have the wounded/rebuilt cop virtually laying down atop the bike.
Alex Murphy/Robocop is being played by Joel Kinneman (Safe House, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and the film will also see Samuel L Jackson, Michael Keaton and Gary Oldman star. The $100 million movie is suffering production delays, which will see it released in February, 2014.
These photos were snapped at the film’s set in Toronto. It’s unclear how exactly the bike is being used in the film, but on-site reports suggest Robocop uses it to roll up to various hostile situations, where he then dismounts to tell crooks, “Dead or alive, you’re coming with me.” We’re guessing they go with him in his new Taurus though, there’s no passenger seat on this new bike.
via The Daily Mail