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.
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.
- The Moto-Terminator slightly resembles the Motorcycle Drone from the cartoon Beast Machines: The Transformers.
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.
- 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.
- Terminator Salvation franchise
- Concept art
- Screen captures
- 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. 
- It is not clearly established if the word "Series" or the series number should come first, such as "Series 800" or "800 series".
- The word "Series" is used before the series number in The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.
- In interviews, James Cameron consistently puts the word "Series" after the series number. For example, he used the phrases "800 series" and "1000 series" in an interview on the T2 DVD.
- Main article: Terminator
- The term "Series" has not been applied to certain one-off Terminators. For example, the T-1000 was reportedly a prototype and was not called a "Series 1000" in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, though James Cameron did call it a "1000 Series" in his DVD commentary. The T-1000000 was also a unique Terminator, and was not part of a series.
- The film/theme park ride T2 3-D: Battle Across Time does not use the word "Series" to refer to the T-70 line.
- The movie Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines doesn't use the word "Series" to refer to either the T1 or to the T-X. It does, however, use the phrase "Series 850" to refer to the T-850 in the DVD extra.
- The term "Model" is used instead of "Series" in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. 
- In Terminator Genisys, Model is also used to refer Series as seen in the Original T-800's HUD screen.
- ↑ Anti-tamper modifications were introduced to T-888 Terminator CPUs to counter Resistance reprogramming efforts.
- ↑ 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".