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‘Priest’ Features Gladius Jet-bike

Posted: 24 Aug 2011 10:00 PM PDT

Hey, what’s going on guys? The movie Priest, a new sci-fi film based on a Korean graphic novel, is coming out on DVD and Blu-Ray. It’s a “post-apocalyptic thriller, set in an alternate world … ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires” where a “legendary Warrior Priest”, played by Paul Bettany, has to find his niece who is “abducted by a murderous pack of vampires” before they turn her into a vampire.

The main characters blast around the dystopian world in search of murderous vampires on motorcycles.

Scott Stewart, director of Priest, said “There was sort of an idea that the Priest bike was like the weapons that are being handed to an elite force… we wanted these bikes to feel like you’re sitting on a jet engine.

The base for a vampire-hunting Warrior’s jet-bike of choice? A Suzuki Gladius 650.

Built by Hollywood vehicle fabricators Cinema Vehicle Services and Ghostlight Industries, the Priest bike uses a custom front end and drag-style swingarm to lengthen the wheelbase by seven feet.

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