Growing up on his own during the age of the Empire, Ezra Bridger relied on his street smarts -- and subconscious Force abilities -- to survive. He became a con artist and small-time thief, doing what he needed to get by on his home planet Lothal. But this reality also hardened Ezra, who by the time he was 14 years old, had little trust for anyone. That would change with his introduction to the Ghost crew, a small band of rebels fighting back against the Empire. Ezra came to believe in their cause, and saw that he could help change the galaxy for the better. And with the help of Kanan Jarrus, he began to learn the ways of the Jedi.
Speeder bikes are common sights throughout the galaxy, with manufacturers turning out both civilian and military models. One of the best-known speeder bikes is the Aratech 74-Z, which saw service during the Clone Wars and remained a mainstay of Imperial forces during the Galactic Civil War. All speeder bikes are capable of high-speed travel and require skill and fast reflexes.
One-man vehicles designed for speed, Lothal Speeder Bikes featured a white color scheme and were outfitted with forward blaster cannons. Cargo could be attached to the rear of the hovering vehicles and moved quickly, though the real value of Imperial Speeder Bikes came from their ability to chase suspected rebels or suspects.
An army is only as effective as its mobility, so the Grand Army of the Republic was outfitted with an increasingly varied and versatile vehicle pool as the Clone Wars progressed. The BARC speeder gave a single clone trooper increased operational range, great speed, mobility, and firepower otherwise unavailable to the foot soldier. A more aggressive and bulkier design than slimmer speeder bikes used by the Jedi, the BARC speeder was used in scouting and escort missions on a variety of worlds. They were easily adaptable, with support struts that could be added to hold a stretcher or sidecar.
A different form of speeder bike, jumpspeeders were originally used as emergency transports for the Jedi and military patrols. Upon the end of the Clone Wars, however, jumpspeeders were repurposed for civilian use. Sabine of the Lothal rebels drove an Undicur-class model, manufactured by Kuat Vehicles and foldable, making for easy storage.