Top secret government
200 MPH, 300 MPH with Hyperthrust
Laser Cannon, Machine Guns, Rocket Launcher
Infrared Cameras, Compressed Air Vertical Lift System,
On and off road capability
before it's conversion....
This bike is
similar to what
Street Hawk looked like before its conversion. There was actually
a total of
15 bikes made for the show and there were three different types of bikes
that were used:
* A 1983 Honda XL500 was used to make the bike
in the pilot episode.
* 3 1984 Honda XR500's were used
to make the bike during the series.
* 11 1984 Honda
XCR250's were used to make the bikes for the stunt scenes during the
The making of Street Hawk...
Street hawk was originally
designed by Andrew Probert. His
design was used to create the bike used in the pilot episode of Street
Hawk. Below are two of his concept drawings of Street Hawk. On the
left is the original concept bike, and on the right is the final design after
Here is the bike being
converted into Street Hawk.
used in the show....
From what I can tell there were four different
styles of bikes used during the life of the show.
The first was only used in the pilot episode and did not
missile launcher or machine guns. This was the bike originally
by Andrew Probert. As an interesting side note, the bike used i the pilot
was built by the same team that was involved in building the cars in
Blade Runner and the Last Starfighter.
The second bike, which was designed by Ron Cobb was
from the bike used in the pilot episode. The nose now contains a missile
launcher and machine guns. The body of the bike is also very different
from the bike in the pilot episode. As you can tell there isn't nearly as
much detail in the exhaust of the bike and the body of the bike is much
wider. As far as I can tell this style of bike was only used in the
"A Second Self".
The third bike as you can tell has a much rounder
nose than the second,
but this is the only notable difference that I can
see. This bike, I believe
was used in the remaining episodes
except "murder is a Novel Idea".
The fourth bike is different than any of the
others. It is kind of a mix
between the pilot bike and the bike
used in the rest of the episodes. The
main differences are that
the front end still has the missile launcher and
machine gun but the
area where these are contained is very different.
difference is that the exhaust has no detail. It is just plain
with no black markings
These are pictures of the one of the
bikes from when it
went up for sale on EBay in September 2000. It sold for $12,000 - If I only had the cash
to buy it. This bike is now owned by Chris Bromham, the stuntman for Street
Here is a newspaper clipping from Wales about
Chris Bromham, the
current owner of one of
the bikes (Thanks go to Jonathan Jones for the