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Street Hawk - 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."

Rex Smith as Jesse Mach - 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 displayed. 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 fly.

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 and Norman Tuttle - STREETHAWK
Jesse Mach & Norman Tuttle

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