- Code name of special top-secret undercover
police unit created to handle difficult criminal
cases and the name of a specially designed
computer-assisted pursuit motorcycle on the
police drama STREET HAWK/ABC/1985.
Police officer Jesse Mach (Rex Smith) is
assigned to drive the super-secret pursuit cycle
"Street Hawk." Behind the sun visor of the black
crash helmet is the nerve center of the pursuit
As the rider looks ahead, he views a digital
read out on the left hand corner of the visors
interior which indicated speed and rpm. The
right side of the visor displays calibrated
distance. Directly below is a monocle targeting
system and an infra-red detector and light
amplification unit used for night fighting and
bad weather conditions.
Anything the rider sees is transmitted to a
central computer center monitored by Norman
Tuttle (Joe Regalbuto), Street Hawk's inventor
(he called it "My Baby") who offered tactical
recommendations to Jesse Mach while he was on
Mounted on the front of bike is a high energy
particle beam emitting a bright red laser ray.
(In the TV movie, the ray was blue). It had two
settings. Maximum charge stopped a ten-ton
truck. Reduced power setting stunned/immobilized
a suspect. It also shot rubber slugs and later
.50 caliber machine gun rounds.
The motorcycle also has a hyper-thrust mode
which increased the bikes speed and vertical
lift for jumping over objects. The motorcycle
maximum speed is 300 mph.
When pursued the Street Hawk could perform a
360 degree aerial flip which placed the bike
directly behind its pursuer.
Street Hawk is programmed for only one
rider-Jesse Mach. Anyone else attempting to
mount the vehicle is given an electric shock. 5.
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