These guys made a motorcycle look (and sound!) like a Star Wars Speeder Bike

I’ve never been a big motorcycle guy. I have the hand/eye coordination of a sleepy toddler, and I’m pretty sure I’d hurt myself within about two minutes of firing up the engine.

This bike wants me to give it a try anyway.

Built by Wisconsin-based machining/customization shop Vintage Works, it’s a custom bike modeled after the mostly-impossible ride of every 80’s kids dreams: the Speeder Bike from Return of the Jedi. It’s about as close as you can get to a real Speeder Bike without, you know, defying our current understanding of physics.

Oh, and it doesn’t just look like a Speeder — it sounds like one, too. As demonstrated in the video below, they’ve hidden a speaker array within the bike that recreates the winding whirs of a Speeder zipping around Endor.

The bad news: unless you can convince these guys to build a second one for you and have the cash to make it happen, you won’t be able to get one of your own — it’s a one of a kind creation, for now.

[via io9]

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And for good measure, the original scene: