Bike Robo

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Bike Robo
Machine Robo character
Bikerobo-box.jpg
Bike Robo in box
First appearance

Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos episode 19, "Race to the Death!", November 6, 1986
Created by

Bandai
Voiced by

Katsumi Suzuki, Taro Arakawa
Japanese name

バイクロボ
Release number

MR-01, MRB-12, MRG-01
Information
Aliases Train
Species Machine Robo
Gender Male
Abilities

Affiliation

Battle Base personnel, Battle Clan, Land Commander 5
Alternate mode

Motorcycle

Bike Robo is a fictional character from the Machine Robo series introduced in 1982. He is a heroic Battle Clan member who turns into a motorcycle. Although released as a toy in 1982, he did not appear in fiction until 1986.

Machine Robo

Bike Robo is a heroic Battle Clan member who turns into a motorcycle. He was trained by Kirai Stol. Because of his mechanoid nature he does not need to breath oxygen and is resistant to cold, but is vulnerable to intense magnetic fields. His weapon is the Ionoid Laser Blaster. He has been the pilot of the Command Tank that forms the torso of Land Commander 5.

Development

Action Toys Bike Robo was released in August 2016.

In July 2017 Action Toys announced the upcoming release of their MRDX-01 Bike Robo.[1]

Reception

Animated series

Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos

In Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos a yellow and gray version of Bike Robo appeared in episode 12, "Legend of the Elmedia Hero". This Bike Robo, along with his friend Scooter Robo, were warned about speeding in the city of Under Cronos by Patrol Car Robo.[2]

In episode 19, "Race to the Death!", Bike Robo first appeared when he took part in the race at Momo. He crashed shortly after the race started.[3]

Bike Robo was seen among the hypnotized population of the Cleo City in episode 21, "Angel of the Mind, Vikung-Fu - Protect".[4]

The Land Commander 5 team meet Rom Stol in Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos episode 25, "Scramble! Land Commander 5"

Bike Robo appeared in episode 25, "Scramble! Land Commander 5". He was the leader of the Land Commander 5 team at Yamilan City. Like his team-mates Ambulance Robo, Jeep Robo, Patrol Car Robo and Shuttle Robo, he was initially arrogant and dismissive of Rom Stol. A former student of Kirai Stol himself, Bike Robo soon softened his stance and struck up a friendship with Reina Stol. Note: In one scene of this episode Bike Robo was colored in his blue Best 5 colors, but quickly changed back to his normal colors.[5]

The Bike Robo and the Land Commander 5 team appeared in episode 26, "Crossrock's Great Promise" where they aided Vikung-Fu in battle against Devil Satan 6.

Bike Robo appeared in episode 27, "The Magic Mountain Knight Maskrock". In the episode Bike Robo was part of a Yamilan City volunteer group lead by Rom Stol that went to retrieve the cure for Gandora rust poison gas which had effected Reina and some school children.[6]

In episode 28, "Tough Trailer - 10 Seconds to Detonation", Bike Robo was present in Yamilan City when it was attacked by Gandora forces.[7]

The Land Commander 5 in Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos episode 29, "Escape From the Underground - Pro Truck Racer Appears!"

Land Commander 5 appears in episode 29, "Escape From the Underground - Pro Truck Racer Appears!". They team up with the Rock People to aid Rom Stol's forces against Gandora magnetic mines.[8]

The Land Commander 5 team appeared in episode 30 "Spew Fire, Big Blaze Cannon" where they volunteered to be part of a rescue group looking for Rod Drill, Pro Truck Racer, Reina Stol and Tough Trailer, but Rom preferred to let Blackbird Robo discover her location first.[9]

Bike Robo appeared in episode 34, "Vikung-Fu Disappears In Space".[10]

Bike Robo and Tough Trailer trained Steam Robo, Porsche Robo, Supercar Robo and Cessna Robo for combat. Bike Robo, Harley Robo and Tough Trailer were among the reinforcements Blue Jet brought in to help save Rubyman from the Gandora in episode 35, "The Secret of the Jewel People".[11]

Bike Robo appeared in episode 37, "Critical Moment - Land Commander 5" where he appointed the new crew to pilot Land Commander 5.[12]

Bike Robo appeared in episode 39, "Full Power, Wheelman!".[13]

In episode 41, "Power Riser - Break Through the Enemy" when Rom attempted to leave in his Power Riser suit to take on the Gandora he was joined by many of his allies, including Bike Robo, Blue Jet, Kenpo Robo, Pro Truck Racer Reina, Rod Drill, Tough Trailer and Triple Jim.[14]

In episode 43, "Mighty Fortress, Heavenly Sword - Jet Don't Die!" the Battle Base was launched in pursuit of the Varigale-X and then attacked the Gandora mothership. Manning the Battle Base was Bike Robo, Diaman, Kendo Robo, Jeep Robo, Judo Robo, Mixer Robo, Missile Tank Robo, Patrol Car Robo, Porsche Robo, Supercar Robo and Trailer Robo.[15]

Bike Robo, Bulldozer Robo and Eagle Robo fought together in the final attack on the Gandora in episode 44, "Cronos' Last Battle". He choose to leave Cronos at the end of the series with Rod Drill, Blue Jet and others.

Note: In some English subtitles of the series he is called Train. Bike Robo voice actor Katsumi Suzuki has also played the Japanese voices of Generation 1 Transformers characters Rumble, Streak and Wheeljack.

Machine Robo: Battle Hackers

Bike Robo appeared in Machine Robo: Battle Hackers episode 1, "Burning Electronic Planet".[16]

Bike Robo appeared in episode 2, "Jet Riser - Emergency Departure".[17]

Bike Robo and Combat Buggy appeared in episode 4, "The Strongest Warrior - R Jetan".[18]

Bike Robo appeared in episode 5, "Crystal Eavesdropping Strategy".[19]

Toys

  • Bandai Machine Robo MR-01 Bike Robo (1982)
A new mold designed by Katsushi Murakami. Comes with 2 wheels and an engine. This toy was released as Machine Men Cycle Man and GoBots Cy-Kill.
  • Bandai Machine Robo MR-01 Best 5 Bike Robo (1983)
A 5-pack that included a blue faced version of Buggy Robo, a blue version of Bike Robo, a yellow version of Fire Robo, a red version of Ambulance Robo and a yellow taxi version of Patrol Car Robo.
  • Bandai Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos MRB-12 Bike Robo (1986)
A release of Bike Robo for the Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos line.
  • Action Toys Machine Robo Gokin Series MRG-01 Bike Robo (2016)
A new mold by Action Toys. Turns from robot to motorcycle. Comes with an axe and stand.
  • Action Toys Machine Robo Gokin Series MRDX-01 Bike Robo (unreleased)
Stands 18.5 centimeters tall. Turns from robot to motorcycle.

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