- Code name of special top-secret undercover
motorcycle police unit based in Los Angeles that
was created to handle difficult criminal
cases on the
police drama STREET HAWK/ABC/1985.
Police officer Jesse Mach (Rex Smith) is
assigned to drive the super-secret pursuit cycle
known as "Street Hawk."
When it came time to ride Street Hawk, Jesse put
on a black crash helmet.
Behind the sun visor of the helmet
the nerve center of the pursuit unit was
As the rider looks ahead, he sees a digital
read out on the left hand corner of the visors
interior which indicates speed and rpm. The
right side of the visor displays calibrates
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
The man...The machine...Street Hawk!
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.
Jesse Mach &
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