CHiPs: Season 2, Episode 11

Supercycle (2 Dec. 1978)

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An Evel Knievel-style stunt cyclist evades, outwits and embarrasses the CHP, so Harlan develops a supercycle to put Ponch on a level playing field.


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Episode credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karen Carlson ...
Sheila Marin
1st Cameraman (as Gary Charles Davis)
2nd Cameraman
Jason Evers ...
Fred Gesslin
Brodie Greer ...
Britt Leach ...
Brianne Leary ...
Roy Yarnell
Lou Wagner ...


An Evel Knievel-style stunt cyclist evades, outwits and embarrasses the CHP, so Harlan develops a supercycle to put Ponch on a level playing field.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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2 December 1978 (USA)  »

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The supercycle is said to have a supercharger and off-road suspension, with the supercharger kicking in at 60 MPH. Superchargers are mechanically driven by engine RPM not vehicle MPH. The supercyle Ponch rides has the same suspension as the regular one Jon rides. See more »


Officer Francis Llewellyn 'Ponch' Poncherello: Uh, listen, there's something I gotta tell ya, Jon. I don't want your feelings hurt, but I got a date with Sheila tomorrow night.
Officer Jon Baker: Well, that's okay.
Officer Francis Llewellyn 'Ponch' Poncherello: It is?
Officer Jon Baker: Yeah. I mean, don't be surprised if she cancels.
Officer Francis Llewellyn 'Ponch' Poncherello: Ha! Why would she cancel?
Officer Jon Baker: 'Cause she has a date with me tonight.
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Great Motorcycle Action
30 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In Supercycle,Jon and Ponch pursue the phantom, a daredevil artist who endangers bystanders. A stunt rider performs illegal stunts on the California freeway and then speeds away. While they pursue the stunt rider, two men in a pick-up truck film the chase. Ponch and Jon follow the rider through an abandoned lot. The rider rides up a ramp and jumps over a wall. Ponch and Jon scramble up the wall only to see the rider wave to them from the other side before he rides off.

At Central the next day, Getraer is shows Ponch and Jon a film of their chase of "the phantom." On the streets, the phantom speeds past Ponch and Jon. Ponch, on the supercycle, takes the lead and follows close behind. Jon abandons the chase when the motorcycle chase causes an accident. The phantom turns off the road and heads into the old Griffith Park Zoo. When the supercycle is damaged by some rocks, the phantom escapes.

The next morning, Jon and Ponch go to Piermont and arrest Sheila, who clearly regrets her actions. Sheila confesses and admits that Roy Yarnell is the phantom. Jon gets a call from Sindy who tells him that the jump will be at Turner Air Park, but Sheila tells them it was moved to Ventura Frontage Road near Tully Avenue.

At that location, they spot the phantom and chase him. Getraer and Sindy join in the chase as well. He jumps over a moving car and Ponch takes the jump too. A truck swerves to avoid the camera van and spills his load. Ponch chases him on the CHP cycle, jumps a moving ramp on the freeway, and catches the suspect.

This is definitely one great episode of the show as we see great motorcyle action considering that is what the show capitalizes on during its run.

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