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FC-20 speeder bike
Production information
Manufacturer

Razalon

Product line

Speeder bike

Model

FC-20

Class

Speeder[1]

Cost
  • New: 4,000 credits[1]
  • Used: 1,000 credits[1]
Technical specifications
Length

1.5 meters[1]

Maximum speed

180 km/h[1]

Armament

None

Crew

Pilot (1)[1]

Passengers

None[1]

Cargo capacity

2 kg[1]

Usage
Role(s)
  • Personal transport
  • Reconnaissance
Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era

Affiliation

Sith

The FC-20 speeder bike was a small, one-being speeder bike produced by Razalon prior to the Battle of Naboo. Darth Maul owned a custom FC-20, dubbed the Sith speeder, though actually named Bloodfin.

Contents

Characteristics

Front and rear views of an FC-20.

The Razalon FC-20 speeder bike consisted of a semi-circular body powered by a repulsorlift and piloted with a simple steering handle. The strange, curved body gave the FC-20 a low center of gravity, affording its rider a dramatically improved cornering ability. The FC-20 was most useful for those who did not wish to be seen, since the compact design presented a small target profile. The FC-20 was not armed, though for assassins like Darth Maul, who wielded a deadly double-bladed lightsaber, this hardly mattered.

The FC-20 speeder also lacked shields or sensors, though an auto-brake feature brought the bike to a safe halt if the rider released the steering handles. Though popular, the FC-20 model was considered to be slower than other speeder bikes of the time, with a maximum speed of 180 kilometers per hour. The speeder bike also had a limited range before a recharge was required. It had a small repulsorlift engine with heavy baffling which made it a very quiet vehicle. That and its low riding height made it a popular vehicle for use in scouting.

Appearances

  • Star Wars: Darth Maul
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace novel (First appearance)
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace junior novel
  • "Destruction"
  • Labyrinth of Evil
  •  Star Wars Galaxies – An Empire Divided
  • Star Wars: Demolition (Non-canonical appearance)

Sources

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Arms & Equipment Guide
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SWG Wiki

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From SWG Wiki

FC-20 speeder bike
Mon Calamari on a Sith Speeder

The sith speeder bike is a one-person repulsorlift speeder bike produced by Razalon prior to the Battle of Naboo. This Sith-designed, crescent-shaped variant of the FC-20 is similar to the Bloodfin speeder flown by Darth Maul.

The vehicle is a special loot card found in random booster card decks of the Champions of the Force card game available with an active Star Wars Galaxies subscription.

Performance

  • Speed: File:Best.gif
  • Acceleration: File:Best.gif
  • Climb: File:Best.gif
  • Turn: File:Better.gif

Features

  • The Loot Card is Tradeable if found in a purchased pack
  • The Loot Card is No Trade if found in a free pack
  • The claimed vehicle is No Trade
  • Carries one person
  • Acquired from loot card in Champions of the Force
  • If disabled, can be restored at a Garage

Source: Corellia Times Consumer Reports: Vehicles - Star Wars Galaxies website

Star Wars Lore

From the Movies
A pared-down crescent-shaped conveyance, Darth Maul's Sith speeder was a very utilitarian craft stripped of all non-essential features to deliver the swiftest speeds possible. Deployed from the Sith Infiltrator, Maul's speeder bike traversed distances across land when use of his starship was deemed unnecessary. When searching for the escaped Queen Amidala of the Naboo, Maul used the Sith speeder to soar towards the Queen's starship on Tatooine. He lept from the moving vehicle and immediately engaged in a duel with Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn.

From the Expanded Universe
A modified Razalon FC-20 speeder, the Bloodfin lacked a sensor array, as Maul preferred to use his Sith probe droids or the Force to find his prey. It lacked any weapons, since Maul himself became a projectile behind the controls of the speeder, springing forth and surprising targets with a lightning-quick saber strike. Maul programmed the Bloodfin to decelerate and enter a "wait mode" should he suddenly dismount.

Source: Starwars Databank


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