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This article is about a/an rider machine in Kamen Rider Black and Kamen Rider Black RX.
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Battlehoper
Battle Hopper
Rider: Kotaro Minami
Nobuhiko Akizuki
Series: Kamen Rider Black
Length: 222 cm
Height: 124 cm
Weight: 118.2 kg
Speed: 500 km/h
Power: 415

The Battle Hopper (バトルホッパー Batoru Hoppā) is a living motorcycle used by Kamen Rider BLACK. It was created by Gorgom, made specifically for the upcoming Creation Kings Black Sun and Shadow Moon. When Kotaro Minami was ambushed by the members of Gorgom during his escape, he drives the Battle Hopper and finally got away from Gorgom headquarters. The Battle Hopper has the ability to heal its own wounds if damaged, and can stand on its own if knocked over. His special move is the Dynamic Smash, a body slam attack that is executed at full speed. Before the finale, because Battle Hopper is connected to the King Stones, it was controlled by Shadow Moon due to this connection until Black used his King Stone Flash to disconnect the two. After taking heavy damage and suicide ramming itself towards Shadow Moon, it thanked Kotaro for everything and seemingly died. It then reappeared in Black RX due his strong connection to Kotaro's King Stone which caused it to be resurrected as Acrobatter in response to the Sun King Stone's evolution.

Speed: 1000 km/hour (621 mph)

Acrobatter

 
B
Acrobatter
Rider: Kotaro Minami
Series: Kamen Rider Black RX
Speed: 750 km/h
Power: 512

The Acrobatter (アクロバッター Akurobattā) is the revived version of the Battle Hopper. It is now capable of speaking coherent Japanese, and often has conversations with Kotaro. Whenever BLACK RX transforms into any of his two other forms, it does the same.

 
Roboizer
Roboizer
Rider: Kotaro Minami
Series: Kamen Rider Black RX
Speed: 800 km/h
Power: 550

Acrobatter transforms into Roboizer (ロボイザー Roboizā) when RX becomes Robo Rider. This mode of Acrobatter's has two blasters mounted at its rear.

 
Mackjabber
Mach Jabber
Rider: Kotaro Minami
Series: Kamen Rider Black RX
Speed: 700 km/h
Power: 510

Acrobatter transforms into Mach Jabber (マックジャバー Makku Jabā) when RX becomes Bio Rider.

SD

Acrobatter (SD)

Acrobatter (SD)

The SD Kamen Rider Black RX rides in a modified version of his Acrobatter motorcycle in the OVA, Kamen Rider SD: Strange!? Kumo Otoko.

1988 manga

Battle Hopper ('88 Manga)

Battle Hopper in the Kamen Rider Black Manga

Battle Hopper was introduced in the 7th chapter of the 1988 Kamen Rider Black manga. It was created by a motorcycle manufacturer named Daimon, who was a fan of the original Kamen Rider series and created the bike as a pet project. (Which is both ironic and meta as a Kamen Rider exists in this universe too.) The bike is depicted as being sleeker than its TV counterpart and has a 2,000cc motor with an internalized computer.

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Video Game appearances

Kamen Rider: The Bike Race

Black RX appears riding the Acrobatter (Kamen Rider Black is absent) in Kamen Rider: The Bike Race, a racing game featuring the majority of Kamen Riders and Rider Machines up to Kamen Rider Agito.

Behind the scenes

Etymology

  • The Acrobatter's name is taken from "Acrobat", Battle and "Batta" (Japanese for grasshopper).

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