- "What's the last thing to go through a scout trooper's mind when he hits a tree? His afterburner."
- ―Rebel joke told on Endor
A speeder bike was a single-seat repulsorlift craft that went really, really, really fast, and was supposedly highly-maneuverable. It was the preferred conveyance for scout troopers and various types of criminals, particularly Black Sun biker gangs and small-time thugs. Aratech Corporation was a leading producer of military-grade bikes.
The Galactic Empire loved speeder bikes so much that they sent lots of them to dangerous places like Endor, despite the insanity of zooming around at two hundred kilometers per hour through a thick forest of huge fucking redwood trees.