Moto-Terminators are automated motorcycles, produced by Skynet sometime before 2018, whose main purpose is to hunt down humans.

A specialized cold weather version of the Moto-Terminator, known as the Snowminator, is deployed in operation on patrol in the Alaskan Wilderness.

Technical data

Physical Appearance

The Moto-Terminator has red optic sensors and plasma emitters on its sides.

The Harvester stores Moto-Terminators in its lower legs and releases them to round up fleeing humans and make them easier to capture.


The Moto-Terminators are seen to possess incredible agility, with the sensors calculating debris or obstacles ahead, even viewing them in slow motion. With this trait, they easily avoid any obstacle, such as a car wreckage.


Terminator Salvation

After being blasted by Kyle Reese and Marcus Wright with the tank lorry in the gas station, the Harvester released two Moto-Terminators from the feet to chase Kyle, Marcus and Star. Kyle was able to shoot out the first Moto-Terminator, and was saved from being splattered on a school bus by Marcus in the process. The second Moto-Terminator was disabled when Marcus instructed Kyle to lower the ball-hook, which caught the machine and dragged it behind them.

Later, when setting out to rescue Kyle in Skynet Central located in San Francisco, John Connor captured a Moto-Terminator patrolling on the road and hacked into its system. John then rode the converted Terminator, heading to San Francisco. Connor also stole one of its electronic eyes to gain access to Skynet through several security gates.


  • The Moto-Terminator apparently seems to be the fastest land based Terminator, with top speeds of 200 miles per hour.[1]

Behind the Scenes

  • The Moto-Terminator in artwork possesses a GE M134 Minigun on each side, like the Series 1. It also possesses a pair of M1919 Browning machine guns on each side near the front tire. However, they possess dual plasma emitters in the actual film.
  • The motorcycles used in Terminator Salvation by the crew to stand in for the CG MoTo-terminators were produced by Ducati, and are sold regularly in shops.


Playmates Toys

  • Moto-Terminator with John Connor (Action Figures, 2009)
A Playmates action figure of the vehicle was produced with 2 pop-out guns as missile launchers. The Moto-Terminator's control panel is convertible between Skynet mode and Resistance mode. It includes a 3 3/4" scale John Connor that can drive that bike.



Concept art
Screen captures


  1. Terminator Salvation novel

The term "Moto-Terminator" should not be confused with Terminator Franchise.

Main article: Terminator

The Terminator Series is a line of nearly identical Terminators mass-produced by Skynet. Units within a Series share common technological design, programming, material construction, and like chassis elements. Advances in Skynet's design theory that intended to improve infiltration success rates have also increased the available chassis sizing options within a Series, much in the way that like vehicles can be purchased with a wide variety of option packages. Additional features may be incorporated into subsequent production runs as situational demands merit. [1]

Known Series

Other Series


  • It is not clearly established if the word "Series" or the series number should come first, such as "Series 800" or "800 series".
Main article: Terminator


  1. Anti-tamper modifications were introduced to T-888 Terminator CPUs to counter Resistance reprogramming efforts.
  2. In the pilot of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, John Connor asks Cameron, "What model are you? Are you new? You seem... different." He does not refer to her series, at that point or later. Series 888 Terminators on the show are often called "T-888", "Triple-Eights," or "T-Triple-Eights," but never "Series 888".
Terminator Series
Standard 1 - 4 - 7 - H (U-5000) - 20 - 70 - 90 (101) - 400 - 500 - 600 - 700 (720 - 799) - 800 (8xx) - 900 (950) - X - 1000 (1001 - 1002 - XA - Meg) - Infinity - 3000 - 4800 - 5000
Other Sky-1 - TS-300 - T-900 (TOK715) - Dire Wolf - Moto-Terminator (Snowminator)
See also Hunter-Killer - Humanoid HK (Infiltrator - Endoskeleton) - Non-Humanoid HK - Series

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