Anyone who saw the 2008 Batman movie 'The Dark Knight' couldn't have failed to notice the crazy motorcycle thingy called the Batpod. The Batpod was designed to fit inside Batman's other ride, the Tumbler, and be used as an escape vehicle - or additional means of transport if the Tumbler was damaged beyond repair. The Batpod was an insane creation, and it featured a number of unusual ideas. Firstly the rider lies belly down on the bike. Secondly it was steered by an unusual system which eschewed normal handlebars for weird independent handles mounted almost vertically.