The 48 Roller consisted of a large tire propelled by twin jet engines mounted near the base of the vehicle. The pilot sat within the wheel, using handlebars for acceleration, braking and hard turns. The driver could make some turns by simply leaning into them. Wheel bikes were fully maneuverable with just one hand and a small touch pad, moving fingers along the pad in the direction the pilot wanted the bike to move.
The Imperial Scout Wheelbike was a version of the 10,000 credit and 2 meter diameter civilian vehicle. While the civilian version often had two seats, the imperial bike was a single man vehicle featuring a repeating blaster, 20 kg of cargo capacity and 100 kmh speed.
Behind the scenes
The real-life counterpart to the wheel bike is the monowheel.
- Bantha Tracks 29
- "The Cure"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 6 (As "Scout Wheelbike")
- The Unknown Regions
- (as "sand skimmer")
- Star Wars: Force and Destiny Core Rulebook