Skynet, a highly advanced artificial intelligence, has taken over the world and tried to destroy the human race for the last 34 years. In 2018 Los Angeles, humans have formed a resistance group led by John Connor (Christian Bale) who has discovered a plan by Skynet to take human prisoners and kill his yet-to-be-father, Kyle Reese (Anton Yelchin). Searching for Reese through the ruins of his native Los Angeles, Connor sets a trap to capture a Moto-Terminator, an autonomous weaponized motorcycle, for easier travel.
As Skynet’s “attack dogs,” the Moto-Terminators are designed to be powerful yet agile. The futuristic motorcycle was imagined over the preexisting frame of a Ducati and still maintains the original tires and engine. Because weapons were mounted to the side and the handlebars were cut down for a more autonomous appearance, the motorcycle itself proved difficult for stuntmen to turn while maintaining a grip on the handles.
Based on 2009 Ducati Monster 1100 S, builder Trans FX, Inc.