The Faster first appeared in Sonic Riders. According to its profile, it was built by Robotnik Corp. and enhanced for top speed. It can be purchased at the shop for 800 Rings.
The Faster's design in Sonic Riders is that of a more-than-average slender green board. It has a white rectangle on the middle of its surface, and has white, curved highlights running across its surface, from the front to each corner of the rear. It also has blue recesses on its midsection, extending into the white rectangle on its surface.
Abilities and traits
As a Board-type Extreme Gear in Sonic Riders, the Faster is well-balanced in its attributes with an average rate of fuel-consumption, and is suited for general riding.
The Faster possesses no unique abilities of its own, but emphasizes on maximum top speed during a race through its high Limit stat, and has moderately effective Air Boosts. While it exceeds in top speed, however, the Faster's other stats are rather low, making it difficult to control when going at full throttle. Also, its low Dash stat makes it difficult for the Faster to recover from collisions with obstacles.
Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity
A gear built for max top speed through the extra torque comes at the cost of overall stability
The Faster later made a reappearance in Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity. According to its profile, this version of the Faster was built for top speed, though at the drawback of lower overall stability.
In Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, the Faster is given a slight redesign. In this game, the Faster is made less slender and more thick and bulky in structure, making it resemble a rocket in shape. It is primarily colored green, with white highlights on the front and on each side of the rear, similar to the ones in Sonic Riders, a thin white line running across the rear and a white rectangular area, outlined with black on the top surface. It also has two circular silver-colored foot panels on the top.
Abilities and traits
As a Board type Extreme Gear in Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, the Faster is well-balanced in its attributes and is suited for general riding.
Much like in Sonic Riders, the Faster has no unique abilities of its own, but it possesses a high Limit stat for maximum top speed during a race. However, like in the previous title, the Faster's other stats are low, making it somewhat unstable, slower to accelerate and harder to steer when moving at high speeds.