A desk bound cop secretly fights crime as the test pilot for a prototype combat motorcycle.
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 Jesse Mach (13 episodes, 1985)
Richard Venture ...
 Lt. Cmdr. Leo Altobelli (13 episodes, 1985)
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 Norman Tuttle (13 episodes, 1985)
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 Rachel Adams (12 episodes, 1985)
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When Jessie Mach is crippled after an assault by an old enemy, his position as motorcycle cop seems finished. That was before a computer technician named Tuttle recruits him for a special government project. He is to be the test pilot for the Street Hawk, an advanced motorcycle that carried tremendous firepower and capable of speeds of over 300 MPH while in a city with little risk of collisions with Tuttle staying at the command center seeing everything Jessie through the camera in the helmet. This deal includes special surgery to repair his legs while keeping him the facade that he is still handicapped. Unfortunately for Tuttle, Jessie insists to get involved in stopping crime rather than the simple tests Tuttle wants. So now the city has the additional protection of the mysterious superhero known as Streethawk. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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The motorcycle in the pilot episode was based on a 1983 Honda XL500 trail bike. The motorcycles used in the seres were based on 1984 Honda XR500s. The motorcycles used for the stunt shots based on Honda CR250s. Overall, fifteen motorcycles were used in the show. The whereabouts of fourteen of these are unknown, but the fifteenth used to reside in the now closed Cars of the Stars Motor Museum in Keswick, Cumbria, England, restored by stuntman Chris Bromham. The pilot motorcycle was designed by Andrew Probert and the series motorcycles were redesigned by Ron Cobb. During stunt filming, the fiberglass bike parts constantly flew off the bike during the course of stunt jump work. The film stunt second unit crew always had six bikes standing by to replace the hero bike's jump or maneuver. The other stand by motorcycles remained in the UNI special effects department shop being repaired, or replaced with fiberglass parts for the second stunt unit's next day's filming. When first unit (principle) was on stage at Universal Studios, the second stunt crew were on location filming with a stunt biker performing with the bike. Rex Smith rode the motorcycle only with the first unit principle photography filming crew. The producers did not want Rex doing stunts, fearing any injury to their star would jeopardize the tight daily schedule. A motorcycle shop, three miles North on Lankershim Boulevard, not far from the studio, always supplied new frames and wheels for the stunt bikes. Winfield Special Projects in Canoga Park made all body panels and fenders. Eric Thaler from Austria was in charge of the project at Winfield's. See more »

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Knight Rider But With A Bike Instead!
16 May 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Oh, how I wish Street Hawk would have had a longer run. It only ran for several episodes and it deserved a longer run especially considering the rubbish nowadays that goes on for several seasons.

This was one of the great 1980's action shows. In the 80's we TV fans seemed to have an obsession with super vehicles. There was Airwolf for fans of helicopters, Knight Rider for car fans and Street Hawk for motorcycle fans.

I've rode motorcycles on only a few occasions and I think they're great-they really get the adrenaline going. So when I watched Street Hawk I was quite excited. It was just as good as Knight Rider. The hero was one of those moralistic 80's guys. His name was Jesse Mach and his motorcycle was really hi-tech. I'll never forget the scenes where Street Hawk is speeding down the freeways to battle evil. I think this series had the potential to be as successful as Knight Rider but we were not so lucky.

I recommend this to anyone who can get hold of it.


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