The Hardy-Daytona (ハーディ＝デイトナ, ?) is a motorcycle in Final Fantasy VII Cloud Strife rides during the party's escape from the Shinra Headquarters. This scene leads into a minigame in which Cloud must ride the motorcycle behind a pick-up truck carrying the other party members, while Cloud uses the Buster Sword to attack pursuing Shinra troops. This minigame can later be replayed at the Gold Saucer, where GP and a Speed Source are rewarded for a high enough score.
Unlike later motorcycles in the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII, the Hardy-Daytona is virtually identical to real-world designs, with visible wheel-guards, headlight, and exhaust pipes. The model is known as the Hardy-Daytona, referring to motorcycle manufacturing company Harley-Davidson and the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, where notable racing events, such as the Daytona 200 motorcycle race and the Daytona 500 NASCAR stock car race, are held every year. The engine design is copied from the first generation of the Yamaha V-Max.
|Vehicle Type||- hD-92|
|Length||- 2,300 millimeters|
|Width||- 785 millimeters|
|Height||- 1,175 millimeters|
|Cubic Displacement||- 1,160 cubic centimeters|
|Engine||- VE4-Ge type (Oil-Cooling V type 4 Cylinder DOHC)|
In Crisis Core there are two motorcycles: the Hardy-Daytona and an unnamed model with side-car, which Zack Fair uses to transport a catatonic Cloud Strife. Neither of them can be controlled by the player. Hardy-Daytona can be seen in the Shinra Headquarters Exhibition Room.
Cloud rides the Hardy-Daytona in his role as a bonus racer in Chocobo Racing.
The Final Fantasy VII line of Final Fantasy Play Arts Action Figures features a deluxe set featuring Cloud and the Hardy-Daytona motorcycle.