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"The Varley-Matheson 1500 Low Cruiser. Ride like the wind."

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The The Varley-Matheson 1500 Low Cruiser, also known simply as the cruiser, is a terran motorized vehicle. It was in usage by 2504 in planets across the Koprulu Sector.

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Cruiser paint jobs

The cruiser appears in several missions across StarCraft II in terran settlements, both as a selectable unit and as a doodad. They first appear on Mar Sara during the mission "Zero Hour."[1] The vehicle uses a modified hellion with, among other changes, a rollcage over the cockpit instead of a windshield, no flame turret on the top, and only two wheels.


The color schemes of the cruiser were derived from Bumblebee, Optimus Prime and The General Lee. Their drivers were the same model as missile turret operators.[2]

The name of the cruiser manufacturer, Varley-Matheson, is likely a reference to the real-life Harley-Davidson motorcycle brand.


  1. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, Zero Hour (in English). 2010-07-27.
  2. 2010, Starcraft 2: Terran Hellion. Accessed on 2011-07-20