1966 Yamaha YDS-3 Batcycle

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The 1966 feature film Batman was produced to take advantage of the excitement generated by the then-popular TV series. The movie made use of all of the props and devices that made the TV series memorable, with one notable addition: the Batcycle. Created by Richard Korkes of Korky’s Kustom Studios, the Batcycle featured many of the Batmobile’s styling elements, such as electronic gadgets, flashing lights and bat-like wings.

The Margie and Robert E. Petersen Collection