Standard Bike

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Standard Bike
StandardBikeBodyMK8.png
Size Class Light, Medium, Heavy (MKW)
Any (MK8, MK8D)
Strong stats None (MKW)
Acceleration, Handling (MK8)
Acceleration, Handling, Traction (MK8D)
Weak stats None (MKW)
Weight, Traction (MK8)
Speed, Weight (MK8D)
Appearances Mario Kart Wii, Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (trophy cameo), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
This article is about the bike body. For the vehicle class, see Standard bike (vehicle class). For other articles that use the name "Standard", see Standard.

The Standard Bike is a type of bike introduced in Mario Kart Wii. The Standard Bike is seen as a counterpart to the Standard Kart as it is balanced in stats. It resembles the bike used in NES game Excitebike.

History[edit]

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

The Standard Bike made its first appearance in Mario Kart Wii. Much like the Standard Kart, each size class has its own Standard Bike, being named Standard Bike S for the small size, Standard Bike M for the medium size, and Standard Bike L for the large size. Standard Bikes perform similar to Standard Karts stat-wise, as small characters have better handling and acceleration while large characters have higher top speed and weight. All Standard Bikes are drift-type bikes, and their appearances are different between size classes. They are equipped with single cylinder four-stroke engines.

A trophy of Mario riding his Standard Bike M appears in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. A support spirit using the artwork of Waluigi riding his Standard Bike L appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which increases the user's speed while they are at 0% damage.

Gallery[edit]

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

The Standard Bike returns in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and is redesigned to have a more modern look, resembling a late-2000s dirtbike. In this game, the Standard Bike appears as one of the selectable vehicle parts for customization, they also can have custom tires and gliders. Unlike the Standard Kart, the Standard Bike alters stats slightly, raising the acceleration and handling stats, while lowering weight and traction. It shares its stats with Pipe Frame, Wild Wiggler, Flame Rider, Varmint, W 25 Silver Arrow, and City Tripper.

This is the only bike body used by CPU-players other than Mario, Link, Female Villager, and Isabelle in the original Mario Kart 8. Mario might use the Comet, while Link might use the Master Cycle. As for the Female Villager and Isabelle, they might use the City Tripper bike. Unlike its predecessor, it has a single-cylinder two-stroke engine and shares its high-pitched sound with the Mr. Scooty.

CPU-controlled lightweight characters (with the exception of Larry and Wendy) always pair the Standard Bike with Standard tires, middleweight characters (in addition to Larry, Wendy and Link) always use the Slim tires (although Daisy can alternately be seen using the Monster tires instead), and heavyweight characters (with the exception of Link) always use the Monster tires (although Waluigi can also be seen using the Slim tires).

In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the Standard Bike's stats have been altered, and are now exclusively shared with the Flame Rider, W 25 Silver Arrow and Wild Wiggler. Additionally, CPU Inkling Boys and Girls are always seen using Monster tires like heavyweights instead of Slim tires like other middleweights. More CPUs are also seen using other bike bodies than the standard version as well.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

A collectible trophy showing Mario performing a trick on a Standard Bike from Mario Kart Wii appears in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The trophy is obtained by having Dr. Mario unlocked and clearing the Oh Yeah, Luigi Time! event.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

The Standard Bike appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a Novice-class support spirit, requiring one free support slot. The image used to represent the spirit is the Mario Kart Wii artwork featuring Waluigi on the bike. Fighters equipped with the spirit have increased movement speed, but only at 0% damage. The spirit's puppet fighters are a team of four Warios with increased move speed and powerful side specials, and the battle takes place on the Figure-8 Circuit stage.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

Standard Bike S

Speed
39/80
Weight
21/80
Acceleration
51/80
Handling
51/80
Drift
54/80
Off-Road
43/80
Mini-Turbo
48/80
Vehicle Type Drift

Standard Bike M

Speed
43/80
Weight
37/80
Acceleration
43/80
Handling
45/80
Drift
48/80
Off-Road
37/80
Mini-Turbo
43/80
Vehicle Type Drift

Standard Bike L

Speed
46/80
Weight
54/80
Acceleration
40/80
Handling
43/80
Drift
43/80
Off-Road
37/80
Mini-Turbo
37/80
Vehicle Type Drift

Mario Kart 8[edit]

  • Ground Speed: 0
  • Water Speed: +0.25
  • Air Speed: +0.25
  • Anti-Gravity Speed: -0.25
  • Acceleration: +0.25
  • Weight: -0.25
  • Ground Handling: +0.5
  • Water Handling: +0.5
  • Air Handling: +0.5
  • Anti-Gravity Handling: +0.25
  • Traction: -0.5
  • Mini-Turbo: +0.25
  • Bike Type: Standard

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

  • Ground Speed: -0.25
  • Water Speed: -0.25
  • Air Speed: 0
  • Anti-Gravity Speed: +0.25
  • Acceleration: +0.25
  • Weight: -0.25
  • Ground Handling: +0.25
  • Water Handling: +0.25
  • Air Handling: 0
  • Anti-Gravity Handling: +0.25
  • Traction: +0.5
  • Mini-Turbo: +0.25
  • Bike Type: Standard

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy[edit]

Name Image Appears in Description
Mario + Standard Bike SSB4TrophyMarioStandardBike.png Wii Mario Kart Wii 04/2008 In Mario Kart Wii, bikes were the big, new thing. This Standard Bike M is, as you'd expect, a very standard bike–its speed, weight, acceleration, handling, off-road, drift, and mini-turbo stats are all decidedly middle of the road. This makes it a great choice for Mario Kart beginners or for series veterans trying out bikes for the first time.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effect(s) How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
Standard Bike Waluigi Artwork - Mario Kart Wii.png Mario Kart Series Support (1) Novice Undamaged Speed ↑ Spirit Board Wario ×4
  • The enemy's side special has increased power
  • The enemy has increased move speed
Figure-8 Circuit Mario Kart Stadium - Mario Kart 8

Gallery[edit]

Artwork[edit]

Sprites[edit]

Screenshots[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スタンダードバイク
Sutandādo Baiku
Standard Bike
Spanish Estándar
Moto estándar
Standard
Standard bike
French Standard
Moto standard
Standard
Standard bike
Dutch Standaardmotor Standard Motorbike
Russian Мото-стандарт
Moto-standart
Standard Bike
Korean 스탠다드바이크
Seutaendadeu Baikeu
Standard Bike

Trivia[edit]

  • In Mario Kart 8, the standard bike features a part of the engine that looks like a ? Block, with another engine part that resembles a Mushroom above it.
    • The Mushroom part resembles the Mushroom Piston, which appears in advertisements within the courses and on the loading screen of the game.
  • In Mario Kart 8, the only character who does not have a black seat on their bike is the female Villager, who has a brown seat.