Appearance and Design
The front half of the bike is mostly akin to a conventional motorbike, with curved handlebars, headlight, and a single front wheel; however, its back half more closely resembles an off-road buggy, with a backed seat and two rear wheels (each nearly twice the size of the front wheel). The entire vehicle is powered by Smoker's Moku Moku no Mi powers, implicitly through a pair of cross-shaped pedals that his smoke-converted feet can turn with minimal effort.
Allegedly, the bike can also traverse water (the main cause for its wheel-size), though this function has yet to be definitively seen.
East Blue Saga
During the last stages of Operation Utopia, Smoker implicitly used the Billower Bike to singlehandedly travel the Arabasta coast, where he discovered and sabotaged several Baroque Works rainmaking ships such as the Full.
Translation and Dub Issues
Billower (ビローア?) stems from the English word "billow" and its original, nautical meaning of a large wave, reflecting the bike's amphibious capabilities. This was initially missed by the VIZ manga, which romanizes the katakana as Blower Bike (though its translation of Volume 27's SBS maintains the original); the 4Kids anime, meanwhile, outright renames it to the Smog Hog.
In contrast, Funimation anime maintains the bike's proper name in both dubs and subtitles.
- The Billower Bike is the first Devil Fruit-dependent vehicle depicted in the series (though the fact was only confirmed in an SBS column).
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 12 Chapter 100 and Episode 53, Smoker orders his men to ready the Billower Bike, which he uses to catch up to a fleeing Luffy.
- SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 27 (p. 46), Oda confirms the Billower Bike is amphibious, as well as the origin of its name.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 23 Chapter 212 (p. 4) and Episode 127, The Billower Bike is seen tethered to the Full, and floating on the sea atop nothing but its own tires.