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Flitknot speeder
Production information

Huppla Pasa Tisc Shipwrights Collective


Flitknot speeder[1]



  • New: 8,000 credits[1]
  • Used: 3,000 credits[1]
Technical specifications

2 meters[2]

Maximum speed

634 km/h[2]

Maximum altitude

2 kilometers[2]

Engine unit(s)

Ion engine



  • Motorized infantry
  • Reconnaissance
  • Cavalry

Rise of the Empire era


The Flitknot speeder, commonly known simply as the Geonosian speeder bike, was a model of speeder bike built by the Huppla Pasa Tisc Shipwrights Collective and used by the Geonosians.



View of the underneath of the speeder.

Unlike most Geonosian craft, the speeder could be easily piloted by non-Geonosians with minimal modifications. It was notable for its unusual pilot-forward design. The speeder structure flowed back aerodynamically from the pilot seat, ending in two stabilizer fins at the rear.

Standard models of the Flitknot speeder were fitted with pheromone systems that used the sensitive Geonosisan sense of smell to relay information on the performance and status of the vehicle, and had a multi-yoke system of control. Altitude was set by twisting the handlebar grips backwards to rise, and forwards to go lower.

The Huppla Pasa Tisc Shipwrights Collective used many of the same components for the Flitknot as they had done on the Nantex-class territorial defense starfighter, including the inertial compensator and the gravity generator used to keep the pilot seated.


Dooku riding his flitknot speeder.

The speeders were first put to use by Geonosian perimeter scouts to examine new meteor impacts or track acklays and merdeths. Standard models were not fitted with weaponry. Strike versions were equipped with a blaster cannon. Sometimes the speeder bike was modified for use by a B2 super battle droid for scouting missions.

Count Dooku used a modified Flitknot during the Battle of Geonosis to escape from the Stalgasin Hive to his secret hangar. He abandoned the vehicle once he left Geonosis in his solar sailer. Dooku had at some point retrieved the speeder from Geonosis and used it to meet Anakin Skywalker and duel him. Following the duel, Skywalker stole the speeder to escape the Dune Sea and head for Jabba the Hutt's Palace.

Three B1 battle droids riding STAPs escort a tactical droid riding a Flitknot speeder.

At least one flitknot speeder, painted in the Separatist color scheme, was used by a tactical droid to patrol Naboo prior to the Blue Shadow Virus incident.

During the Second Battle of Geonosis, several flitknot speeders were extensively used by the Geonosians.


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Notes and references


This article uses material from the "Flitknot speeder" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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