The Hard-Boiled (ハードボイルド Hādoboirudo?) is a Bike type Extreme Gear that appears in Sonic Free Riders. It is Vector the Crocodile's character-exclusive Extreme Gear, meaning only he can use it, and his default Extreme Gear.
According to its profile, the Hard-Boiled was originally a bike model produced by Accelovice and designed for touring. Vector, however, rebuilt the Hard-Boiled so it could be used for racing as well. It is unlocked, alongside Team Rose's and Team Dark's story, when completing Team Heroes's and Team Babylon's stories. It is only useable to Vector in this game.
The Hard-Boiled closely resembles a sports bike. It possesses a yellow color scheme with green translucent parts, black wheels and a large windshield.
Abilities and traits
As a Bike type Extreme Gear, the Hard-Boiled is more powerful, but less maneuverable than most Extreme Gears, and allows its rider to punch through obstacles and barricades. It possesses no unique abilities of its own. It can only be equipped with one additional Gear Part, as the first slot is always set to Power.
- It is the second default Bike type Extreme Gear after Eggman's E-Rider in the Sonic Riders series.
- The name "Hard-Boiled" comes from the literary genre Hardboiled, which often center around cold and cynical detectives who witness crime on a daily basis. This is a reference to Vector running his own detective agency.
- The Hard-Boiled is the only character-exclusive Extreme Gear remodeled by the owner who is not a noted tech expert.
- Official in-game description.