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

/ 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.

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”.

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

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

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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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TOPICS: Halloween, rebel fighters, return of the jedi, speeder bike, Star Wars, storm troopers
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