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Dry Bowser's Spear
Dry Bowser on his Spear
Size Class Large
Strong stats Speed, Weight
Weak stats Acceleration, Handling, Drift, Off-Road, Mini-Turbo
Appearances Mario Kart Wii

The Spear (known as Torpedo in the British English version) is a large-sized bike in Mario Kart Wii. It looks similar to a torpedo or a blimp converted into a bike with an engine and exhaust pipes. The character's emblem is located on the front and sides of the bike. The Spear is one of seven vehicles in Mario Kart Wii to go through a design change other than a palette-swap; the others being the Booster Seat, Bit Bike, Flame Runner, Wario Bike, Shooting Star, and Phantom. In this case, Bowser's and Dry Bowser's Spear have their exhaust pipes positioned lower than the others. Also, Rosalina's and the Female Mii's Spear feature shorter handlebars.

Its kart counterpart is the Jetsetter. The Spear can be unlocked by unlocking 12 expert staff ghosts or by playing 3,600 races.


Speed: 67/80
Weight: 56/80
Acceleration: 24/80
Handling: 18/80
Drift: 29/80
Off-road: 18/80
Mini-turbo: 18/80
Vehicle type:

The Spear is the fastest bike in the game, and it also has good weight (which is tied with the Jetsetter). However, all its other stats are quite low. It shares the same drift stat as the Zip Zip and the Tiny Titan, but suffers from the worst handling, off-road, and Mini-Turbo among all bikes and its off-road is equivalent to the Flame Flyer's off-road. It is also the second heaviest bike in the game, after the Wario Bike, and it is the second fastest vehicle in the game, only behind its kart counterpart, the Jetsetter. While the visual graph shows the Spear with the same acceleration stat as the Mach Bike, its internal data shows it actually accelerates more slowly. Additionally, it has the second worst acceleration among all bikes, only being better than that of the Flame Runner’s. Additionally, Funky Kong's Spear will have the best speed stat in the game if a wheelie is performed.

Color schemes[edit]

Character Color scheme Image Character Color scheme Image
Wario Yellow body, purple stripes, blue windshield Wario's Spear Waluigi Indigo body, yellow stripes, purple windshield Waluigi's Spear
Donkey Kong Brown body, light green stripes, aqua windshield Donkey Kong's Spear Bowser Dark green body, orange stripes, yellow windshield Bowser's Spear
King Boo Black body, pink stripes, black windshield King Boo's Spear Rosalina Cyan body, yellow stripes, purple windshield Rosalina's Spear
Funky Kong White body, red stripes, blue windshield Funky Kong's Spear Dry Bowser Gray body, black stripes, blue windshield Dry Bowser's Spear
Male Mii White body, blue stripes, blue windshield Spear from Mario Kart Wii Female Mii Pink body, white stripes, blue windshield Spear from Mario Kart Wii

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ワイルドスピア
Wairudo Supia
Wild Spear
French Torpille Torpedo
German Torped
Italian Torpedo Sprint Torpedo Sprint
Korean 와일드스피어
Waildeu Seupieo
Wild Spear
Spanish (NOA) Proyectil Projectile
Spanish (NOE) Torpedo Torpedo