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That's a nice bike you got there, ROBOCOP

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Bikes are awesome, according to me. Besides breakneck speeds in straight lines and the possibility of injury rocketing towards uninsurable levels when a person jumps on one, they’re also great for one other thing.

And that’s merchandising, because right now, I’m ready to blow my load of cash without any further thought if I see a Joel Kinnaman action figure straddling one of these magnificent beasts, based on the bike that he’ll be riding in the upcoming reboot.

Thanks to Comic Book Movie, we’ve got a look at “Alex Murphy’s main vehicle of choice”, a sleek and sexy motorcycle, because law-enforcing cyborg terrors from beyond the grave don’t need no Ford Taurus to get around old Detroit!

Plus, it must be a hell of a lot easier getting on and off that vehicle instead of a car, when wearing that armour. There’s no word yet as to whether or not it comes equipped with special guns, but it does a coolness factor of 11 so far.

And aesthetically, I pretty much dig it, even though it makes Kervyn weep like a toxic waste mutated sub-human moments before being splattered by a car.

Robocop is out next year August. The toy line though, probably much sooner.


Last Updated: October 15, 2012


  1. Kervyn Cloete

    October 15, 2012 at 08:27

    Hey, I didn’t know they’re doing a Straatvalk remake!

    Seriously though, I’m ok with this. It looks purdy, and solves the one problem I always had with Verhoeven’s original, which is that it just looks like Robocop shouldn’t be able to fit behind the wheel of a car. I’m a big guy and I don’t fit behind the wheel of a lot of cars, and that dude was a walking tank.


    • Wtf101

      October 15, 2012 at 10:00

      They cut the scene where he rips out the car seat ala Schwarzenegger in Commando. It is just not that impressive if a mere human matches your cyborg Robocop in brute strength.

      Kudos though for mentioning Straatvalk. On the subject of transportation in Robocop, any chance that the eye popping dinosaur is gonna make an appearance advertising the 8000 SUX… Or are we looking at the gritty no humor Robocop reboot here?


      • Kervyn Cloete

        October 15, 2012 at 10:57

        I could be wrong, as I’m getting old and my memory ain’t as good as it used to be, but I recall a scene with Robocop driving, where he is clearly seated in a normal car seat just like everybody else.


        • Wtf101

          October 15, 2012 at 11:58

          Yes, you are getting old, and clearly you are losing your sense of humor as well! 🙂

          Your comment highlights something that has fascinated me for ages. In a movie full of improbabilities, (Cop gets shot to bits, then resurrected as a cyborg, for instance) you worry about how he drives…


          • James Francis

            October 15, 2012 at 12:28

            Actually the odds of Murphy surviving the attack were not that absurd. Verhoeven ran the scene past E.R. trauma doctors, who said they have seen people pull through worse.

          • Wtf101

            October 15, 2012 at 14:03

            Not him surviving, but him being made a cyborg…

          • James Francis

            October 15, 2012 at 16:03

            Well,it’s set in a non-specific. And today we already have prototype limbs that can combine with nerves, opening the door to touch and other sensations. So the idea of a wholesale cyborg is not all that preposterous. At its core Robocop is pretty decent sci-fi.

      • James Francis

        October 15, 2012 at 12:26

        I doubt we will. Verhoeven and the SFX supervisor initially wanted to do a film about dinosaurs, not unlike Jurassic Park. That never came to be, but they took the chance to make some dino effects to put in Robocop. I honestly doubt that the remake will pay any attention to this or many of the other cool trivial bits from the first film.


  2. Grant Hancock

    October 15, 2012 at 10:22

    You know… I’m trying to stay a bit open minded about this Robocop… I think after getting some negative press early on about the story and direction it looks to be heading the general tech and film media have been overly critical about every bit of info thats been shown… Regarding the suit etc. for instance… The images we see are all in broad daylight… the look and feel of the suit, and whole movie could be massively different once it gets to screen…


  3. James Francis

    October 15, 2012 at 11:37

    Are you kidding me? This is the worst idea since giving him a jetpack.


    • Wtf101

      October 15, 2012 at 12:13

      Is it though? At least they did not make a five year old the crime boss in this one, or made his enemies some nazi suit wearing losers… Or take a drug addicted psychopath and made him the next robocop…


      • James Francis

        October 15, 2012 at 12:24

        For all its flaws, Robocop 2 does not match the atrocity of the third film.

        Giving Robo a bike is stupid. Firstly, he’s supposed to weigh several tons. It makes little sense transporting him on a bike. In fact, if you can make a cyborg, surely you can do something more special than refit the first superbike you can find.

        Second, seeing Robo go about on a bike will completely ruin the illusion that he is a big, heavy, badass robot and instead reinforce the Batman suit comparisons.

        I bet he has an apartment and a girlfriend too…


        • Wtf101

          October 15, 2012 at 14:02

          Yes, it is Edi from Mass Effect…


        • Kervyn Cloete

          October 15, 2012 at 14:13

          For this Robocop, with his lightweight suit, the bike makes sense. For the one and only true Robocop, you’re right, it would be retarded.


          • James Francis

            October 15, 2012 at 16:10

            Well, shit, if he’s built out of carbon nanotubes or something like that, why not just call Yves Rossi and borrow his rocket wings? This bike is bullshit – an obvious lowbrow way to make Robocop look ‘cool’.

            All these photos tell me is that the reboot has become a clear attempt at making a cash-cow and not embracing the reasons why the classic is so highly regarded. It’s gonna be another Total Recall.
            Thank goodness laser guns are out of fashion, or they’d give him one as well.

  4. Decembermaloy

    October 15, 2012 at 16:37



  5. Kervyn Cloete

    October 15, 2012 at 16:55

    Holy hell, I just realized something. That first pic, tweak the colours a bit and tell that doesn’t look like Scott Bernard from Robotech season 3?


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