Behind the Scenes: “Streethawk”

A great tv show for 13 episodes in 1985 on US tv. The show was about a police officer and former amateur dirt-bike racer named Jesse Mach played by Rex Smith, injured in the line of duty who was recruited by a top secret government agency to ride the “Streethawk”, an all-terrain attack motorcycle capable of speeds in excess of 300 miles per hour. Backing the motorcycle was a computerized command system that allowed its operator to provide the motorcycle’s rider with real-time information from various sources and to autopilot the motorcycle during its high-speed runs after clearing traffic along the intended route.

This was one of my favourite shows growing up as a young adult and Im please to be able to show off one of Andy Proberts design drawings from the show.

The picture above I believe to be the bike restored…or one of the 15 that was sold on eBay in the early 2000’s. It sold for around about $12,500 to one of the original stunt bike riders on the series in the UK.

Original Streethawk blueprint

This is the original Blueprint for the making of the bike, and below is the bike that sold on eBay.


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