Rapid Fire Motorcycle (RAM)
Whenever I consider my favorite 80s GI Joe vehicles, I have a hard time choosing between the VAMP and the RAM. I’m still torn to this day. Can I pick them both? Oh crap, the JUMP is on that list too–I need three all-time favorites, at the least.
Rock ‘n Roll was the riding the cycle in both stories featured in the first Marvel comics issue, and Breaker was the man behind the handlebars on the iconic package art. Speaking of which, who as a kid wasn’t immediately sold on this toy just by the explosive energy of the box? I know I was; between CHiPs and BMX, I was loving this thing. The machine gun outrigger was a bonus. For that reason, I think Rock ‘n Roll is a better fit. Then again, don’t forget animated Stalker’s incredible Evel Knievel style jump in the first Sunbow mini-series. Maybe I’ll change my answer. Too many difficult choices!
While there were other versions of this mold, and future cycles of two, three and four wheeled varieties, the RAM still stands the test of time as a go-to light and fast Joe attack vehicle. And that cannon is still crazy as all hell. I love it.