The Duke

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The Duke
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Appearances Mario Kart 8

The Duke is an unlockable bike body that appears in Mario Kart 8. It is a purple, large stylized scooter with yellow and blue highlights, regardless of which character riding it. It has a set of three headlights on the front, and the characters emblem is shown on the side of the bike. The Duke glows in sync with the music, similarly to the Badwagon.

It is the only bike body in Mario Kart 8 that does not increase or decrease any stats with respect to the Standard Kart. When compared to all the other bike bodies, The Duke has the highest traction stat, and is tied with the Master Cycle for highest weight and lowest acceleration, but it also has the lowest handling of all bikes.

The front and the back of The Duke change depending on the wheel: for example, the blue headlights and the back fender disappear when Monster tires are used. It shares its stats with the Standard Kart, Cat Cruiser, 300 SL Roadster, Sneeker, Prancer, and Teddy Buggy.

It has a deep-sounding single-cylinder engine, which reflects the engine type usually common on large scooters.


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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マキシマム
Spanish (NOA) Megamoto Megabike
French (NOE) Cybertrombe From en trombe (at full throttle/like a rocket) with the cyber- prefix
Dutch Ultrascooter Ultra Scooter
German Hyper-Bike Hyper bike
Portuguese Robusta Robust