- "Damn it! You stupid piece of junk! Stop, stop!"
- ―A scout trooper, just before crashing into a tree
The 74-Z speeder bike, or the Imperial speeder bike, was a speeder bike manufactured and used by the Galactic Empire. It could travel at a speed more than 500 km per hour and jump at a height more than 25 meters.
It also had a communications device located between its handlebars and also had a blaster cannon for combat. The Empire considered them to be highly efficient, but in reality they sucked. Sometimes the brakes wouldn't work, which makes sense, because they didn't touch the ground. Scout troopers died by the hundreds on them. The blaster fire rate was also very slow. They made up for these flaws by being very cheap.