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The New Motora (ニュー・モトラ Nyū Motora?)[1] is an enemy that appears in the 8-bit version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2. They are ladybug-based Badnik models created by Dr. Eggman and, as their name states, upgraded models of Moto Bugs.


New Motoras are based on ladybugs. Their basic design is almost identical to the Moto Bugs', exception for their color scheme. New Motoras have silver and blue bodies with a single wheel beneath them, exhaust pipes on both sides, a pair of small silver pincers, and an orange head.



In Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit), New Motoras are found in Under Ground Zone and Green Hills Zone. Their attack pattern is similar to Moto Bugs from Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) which involves rolling innocuously along the ground, though they are slightly faster.

While New Motoras only move back and forth, when the player approaches one, it tries to ram towards Sonic. Eventually, it slows down and resumes its regular movements. Otherwise, they can be easily destroyed with the Spin Jump or Spin Attack. Like the other Badniks in the game, New Motoras do not contain Animals.


  1. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Master System) Japanese instruction manual pg. 25.

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