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WATCH: Star Wars speeder bikes raced down New York streets for Halloween

By: - Content Strategist / @ABayleINQ
/ 12:44 PM November 01, 2017

A pair of “Star Wars” speeder bikes sped through Manhattan, New York to celebrate Halloween, as seen on a viral YouTube video.

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The speeder bikes were actually dressed-up Super 73 electric motorcycles by Lithium Cycles. They were customized to look like the iconic vehicles seen from the movie “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi”.

According to the build video, the Super 73 bike wheels were hidden behind mirror panels to give the illusion of flight.

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They built the speeder bike body from cardboard, foam, fiber glass and some PVC pipes for added design details.

As a finishing touch, Jesse and a friend dressed up as rebel fighters, while another guy put on a storm trooper armor, when they rode the bikes. Later in the video, the storm trooper picked up what appeared to be an Imperial Pilot.

A behind the scenes video explained that the incident when the cop was pulling them over had been staged. However, the cop was a real police officer.

As of this writing, the video has received over 1.8 million views. JB

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