*Official* Colonial Turbine (Turbocycle) Thread

One of the coolest things from G1980. They appear as motorcycles to humans, but can convert to fly if Colonial Warriors need to make an airborne getaway.
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*Official* Colonial Turbine (Turbocycle) Thread

Post by The Cylon Empire » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:19 pm

More info to follow.

Screen accurate details:
  • Bikes are a Modified Yamaha MX 175
  • Two bikes were made for the show, and a third 1/2-of-a-bike was made for lift off/flying shots
Low cost alternatives:
  • More info to follow.
Notes:
  • Only appeared in G1980 episodes, and used exclusively on Earth.
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*Official* Colonial Turbine (Turbocycle) Thread

Post by GoldCylon » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:09 pm

Well to start the motorcycle that was used to build the mostly styrofoam parts around the frame is a 1979 Yamaha MX 175. These bikes are still easy to find on like eBay or Craigs List. Watch the prices and for a location near your area. Don't pay $500 for a bike 1000 miles away unless it is going to be dropped off dirt cheap. A bike that cost $500 more than is about 50 miles away is cheaper.
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Re: *Official* Colonial Turbine (Turbocycle) Thread

Post by Bishop37 » Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:09 am

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Re: *Official* Colonial Turbine (Turbocycle) Thread

Post by GoldCylon » Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:13 am

Hey Peter you must have been talking with Jon, or Marcel, and picked that up. I bought that magazine the article is in about 2 months ago. Cools stuff. Thanks for posting it.

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Re: *Official* Colonial Turbine (Turbocycle) Thread

Post by Bishop37 » Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:59 am

Sorry, GC your mistaken in your assumption!

One of the other co-owners of Tombs of Kobol actually bought this for me in February, because it was US-only on eBay. So he kindly sent it to the UK. It had been on my radar for a while and he was in a position to do me a favour.

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Re: *Official* Colonial Turbine (Turbocycle) Thread

Post by GoldCylon » Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:06 am

Very cool. I have the Custom Rider magazine I found on eBay also. Glad your friend was able to help.

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Re: *Official* Colonial Turbine (Turbocycle) Thread

Post by Red Eye » Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:02 pm

Thanks for sharing it, Peter! :salute:
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