A Look Into The Electric Motorcycles of ‘Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins’


a frontal view of a character in

For those of you who were able to squeeze into a theatre in the past couple of weeks, you might have seen the new action movie ‘Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins’.

43% on Rotten Tomatoes…not too bad, but you know that’s not why we’re writing this. 

a side view of the bike in the 2021 action film ‘Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins’

We’re more interested in the beautiful electric machines that Snake Eyes & co. used to trundle about the neoteric alleys of Tokyo proper. 

The electric bikes sport a beautiful bubble-capped headpiece, cafe racer lines, technology boasting electric superiority, and a smooth one-pieced fairing that gives us hints of the Evoke Electric 6061, mixed with the new futuristic mod on the BMW R9T and a dash of the MV Agusta Superveloce.

a side view of the bike in the 2021 action film ‘Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins’

I couldn’t help but do some drooling – and digging.

While we may not have a straight answer, we DO have something on both the brand and the origins of the film’s bikes. 

Exhibit A: The end credits. 

a back view of a rider on the bikes present in the new action film ‘Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins’

In the final stages of the movie’s end credit rolldown, we see Chris Paz listed under the motorcycles tab. 

Chris Paz is the US Service Manager for Energica. 

A short click or two, and we have the following models most similar to the movie’s machines: The Eva and The Ego.

A side view of the Energica Ego
The Energica Ego

We have one more little tidbit. 

It’s not much, but it’s intriguing – the internet gave forth a picture, purported to be the leftover motorcycles from the film Energica received back from ‘Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins.’ 

a view of the bikes purportedly used in the 2021 action film ‘Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins’

While the film’s crew apparently used 20 of the bikes in production, the company kept 3 for promotional use, and the rest were used as needed for the action scenes, returning to Energica to be repaired or scrapped.  

Here is a segment from the conversation:
“They took the bodywork off it and fabbed their own. They also chopped all the AC lines in the tail going to the onboard charger instead of unplugging them because it saved 20 seconds.”

In essence, Energica gave the bikes to the production crew, who modded out the machines until they were barely recognizable, even going so far as to create a seamless head, body, and tail for the bikes. 

a view of a character riding out of a Japanese house in the action film "Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins"

Regardless, we love the result and will be looking forward to any new updates coming out on bikes with this aesthetic in the near future.

DISCLAIMER: All information gleaned in this article is public knowledge found on various forums of the internet. No leaks were imparted to WebBikeWorld from any of the companies involved with the action film ‘Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins.’

4 Comments

  1. July 27, 2021
    Reply

    Hi Amanda, Nice write-up and a real scoop too. However there is no “Energica Evoke” the Evoke is from a different brand. You are looking for the Energica EVA which the motorcycle bikes look much closer to. I love that the sound of the bikes was kept, no overdubbing of an IC motor which we’ve seen in the past with electric bikes. And they are FAST.

    • July 27, 2021
      Reply

      Good evening Laurence!

      Ah, thank you for catching that – I have remedied the article, and yes – deliciously fast!

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