Ether Bikes

The flying bikes used in the races. Each character has their own bike that they built themselves.

Most of the bikes feature a main thruster (usually a jet engine), aerodynamic fins for steering and basic Repulsors for hovering. Beyond that, every pilot and engineer designs additional technology for their own vehicles, whether for improved controls, direct cybernetic interfaces and other modifications.

In order to withstand the extreme G forces of acceleration, pilots often drink a special beverage called GX Compound that hardens their cells temporarily and slows their metabolism.

Some pilots even have their bikes modified with rocket engines or ion thrusters and RCS for using them off the atmosphere, wearing space suits.