Something indescribably badass, apparently. The Warner Bros. publicity department recently released this action shot, which reveals Batman leaning the Batpod's ginormous donut-shaped wheels into a turn. The bike, created by Morgan Freeman's character Lucius Fox, boasts a skeletal structure that looks somewhat like a stripped down Dodge Tomahawk.
Shots of the two-wheeled Batpod from the forthcoming film The Dark Knight first appeared about six months ago in the LA Times, around the time that Meredith Viera nearly pulled a crotch muscle trying to dismount the ergonomically awkward machine. Susan Carpenter of the Times described the bike with "engines [in] the hubs of each wheel... there are shields that fit each arm like sleeves and have the ability to rotate around the bike's frame. The two foot pegs are set 3 1/2 feet apart on either side of the tank, which the rider lies on, belly down."
Batman's relationship to his futuristic steed is described in the film with the line "He doesn't choose it, he requires it." It's a feeling any rider understands well.Photos © Warner Bros; click to enlarge