Like most people, I love the speeder bikes in Return of the Jedi. But since everyone loves them, I think they’ve been overdone ever since that movie. So when I got around to designing the Jondhi skybikes, I specifically wanted to avoid that look or anything remotely resembling it. So I leaned more towards a jet-ski look, which feels less aggressive than a speeder bike and thus more sensible as a general police patrol craft. Plus is also reminds me of the sky sleds from the 80′s Flash Gordon movie. “DIVE!!!!”
Not sure why, but I decided the skybike police should have a very slightly different uniform from the foot police. So they have black pants instead of white. Again, I have no idea why.