Belongs to Faction: Confederacy of Independent Systems
Subtype: Ground Vehicles
Era: Old Republic
Name: Z-Gomot Ternbuell Guppat Corporation Tsmeu-6 personal wheel bike
Manufacturer: Z-Gomot Ternbuell Guppat Corporation
Model: Tsmeu-6 personal wheel bike
Length: 3.5 meters
Height/depth: 2.5 meters (wheel diameter), 3.9 meters (with legs extended)
Skill: Ground Vehicle operation: wheel bike
Crew Skill: Varies widely
Cargo Capacity: 10 kg
Altitude Range: Ground
Cost: 15,000 credits
Consumables: Fuel; 500 km
Maneuverability: 1D while rolling, 2D while on legs
Move: 110; 330 km/h while rolling, 10; 10 km/h while on legs
Body Strength: 2D+2
Nd-53 Double Laser Cannon
Fire Arc: Front
Skill: Vehicle Blasters
Fire Control: 2D
Description: The Tsmeu-6 personal wheel bike was a Separatist ground craft resembling a giant wheel, with four clawed legs hanging from the sides.
Originally created as all-terrain military reconaissance vehicle and later adopted by civilians for racing, it could roll on the ground at great speed, crushing enemy soldiers in its path. The legs were engaged whenever the craft needed to climb steep cliffs, especially useful on the sinkhole-filled planet of Utapau.
At least three wheel bikes were stored in the tenth level of Utapau by the separatist forces. General Grievous modified his bike by replacing the passenger seat with a nd-53 double laser cannon. He used his bike while being pursued by Jedi Master Obi-Wan KenobiĂ˘â‚¬â€ťwho had been sent on a specific mission to either capture or kill the GeneralĂ˘â‚¬â€ťon a varactyl named Boga.
After a long chase through several tunnels, Obi-Wan got close and jumped onto Grievous's wheel bike. This made Grievous lose control and the wheel bike went into a spin. Both Kenobi and the General were thrown off, and the wheel bike rampaged over the edge of a platform, falling to its destruction.
The young miner Jann Tosh used a 48 Roller wheel bike, which was a later model of this vehicle that was created near the end of the Clone Wars.
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