Did This 1930s Motorcycle Inspire the New Tron: Legacy Bike?

Built in 1936, the bike pictured above with the new Tron bike is a dead ringer for the motorcycle of the future. In fact if I didn’t know any better I would say the Tron: Legacy bike is a refurbished version with a new “glow” to the design and an much more odd handlebar placement.

According to Knucklebuster:

I took these photos at the Rhinebeck Grand National Meet where the newly restored bike was unveiled. The bike belongs to Frank Westfall from Syracuse, NY. According to some info I found online, the bike was originally built by O. Ray Courtney in 1936 and is based on a 1930 K.J Henderson. The bike is powered by inline four cylinder (not a scooter as some have said) and as I’m sure you can gather by now, is a one-off custom. What I can confirm is it does run and while it looked a bit unwieldy, Frank could be seen riding the bike around the Fairgrounds all weekend.

Here are a few more photos so you can judge for yourself:

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