Dark Rider, also known as the Bike, is Shadow the Hedgehog's motorcycle. It first appeared in and has appeared in the next several installments of the Shadow the Hedgehog .
Sonic the Hedgehog series
Shadow the Hedgehog
The Dark Rider first appears in
as an unnamed vehicle. It is shown in the game's intro, where it gets destroyed, and in Shadow the Hedgehog Lethal Highway.
Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
The Dark Rider reappears in
, in the Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) Radical Train and Aquatic Base stages. It also appears in New City, where it is used in Shadow's seventh Town Mission, " Motorcycle License Test". It has been completely redesigned, and is now armed with machine guns and its speed can be increase using an ability called the Boost Dash.
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
The Dark Rider appears once more in
as Shadow's vehicle. It looks practically identical to its appearance in Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing , but it doesn't have machine guns (probably because the vehicles in this game don't have built-in weapons). Instead of the GUN insignia, it has the Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) Black Arms insignia on its fuel tank.
The Dark Rider bears an resemblance to a 2003 Harley Davidson XL1200 Custom Anniversary Edition.
Shadow is one of the four characters in the Sonic franchise in Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing that rides a bike family vehicle. (the others being Big, Metal Sonic, Knuckles and Alex Kidd).
The Dark Rider also appears in the comic series, debuting in Sonic the Hedgehog . It appears humorously on the cover of Sonic Universe with Sonic Universe #23 Cream the Rabbit and Cheese the Chao riding it. Amy asks why Shadow even has a bike and he explains that all GUN Agents must be issued with a vehicle. Rouge points out that even though he doesn't need it, Shadow customized and maintains it himself, to which he admits, "I really like that bike."
The Dark Rider was made into a toy for the Sonic & Sega All-Stars 3" action figure series, coming with a Shadow figure with hands especially molded so that they could wrap around the handlebars of the bike, keeping him on it. The Dark Rider was also made into a radio-controlled toy with a working headlight. 
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