Rider is an enemy which appears in Streets of Rage 2 and all subsequent games.
Riders appear as helmeted punks driving motorcycles, which they use to zip around the screen while trying to trample the player. Some of those will need to be knocked down from their motorcycles before being able to procceed. Others will be fought like regular enemies, these will fight barefisted or carrying lead pipes.
- The Riders are named after natural phenomena like hail, storm, fog, etc.
- Storm bears a striking resemblance to Jagi, one of the 4 Hokuto Brothers who later became Kenshiro's enemy in the manga (and later anime) Fist of the North Star.
- Because of their HD Sprite, they are meant to reappear in 4 before being replaced by their female counterparts.
- Even though in 2 they can occasionally jump off their bikes to fight on foot, the Riders in 3 never do this, as a result, they are always fought while riding their bikes.