|This article is about a/an rider machine in Kamen Rider Black.|
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)
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.
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.
Acrobatter transforms into Mach Jabber (マックジャバー Makku Jabā?) when RX becomes Bio Rider.
Video Game appearances
Kamen Rider: The Bike Race
Behind the scenes
- The Acrobatter's name is taken from "Acrobat", Battle and "Batta" (Japanese for grasshopper).
- It was shown in RX that after it died in the prequel, Battle Hopper was left right where it died until being revived as Acrobatter.
- Black and Black RX appear riding the Battle Hopper and Acrobatter respectively, among the other Kamen Riders on their Rider Machines, in the animated ending sequence of Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai.
- By performing the Au Lait function on the DX Sengoku Driver, the inserted Black Rider Lockseed makes the announcement, Battle Hopper!.