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I have a vague recollection of what I think must have been the first episode in an animated series that I saw as a kid sometime in the 90s (possibly between 1994 and 1999, although the series might have been created much earlier):

A man who is a citizen of a civilization of humans living in space comes down to earth (on some mission I'm guessing). He was born in space and knows about stuff that occurs on earth (like rain etc.) only through tales the elders have told him. I remember this one particular dialogue where he says when it suddenly starts raining: "Rain... It's just like they told me... like water falling from the sky."

He then goes to a pre-determined location to unpack his transport - a motorbike that assembles itself and sort of 'transforms' form a cube to a complete motorbike. In the same episode another human (but earth-born and not space-born... I think he was a blond guy) finds one of these special motorbikes.

Eventually, I think the two meet up and form a team or something.

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My first guess would be the third part of "Robotech", based on "Genesis Climber MOSPEADA".

In the first episode, we see:

  1. Hero born in space - Scott Bernard

  2. Survivalist/Earthborn human - Rand

  3. Collapsible/transformable motorcycles

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    I would note that the motorcycles were part of the "Southern Cross" cycle (as the sequence based on the Invid invasion was named in American broadcasts) of the Robobtech saga.
    – Lexible
    Jun 15 '15 at 14:53
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    "Southern Cross" was part two, also known as "The Robotech Masters", based on "Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross".
    – Jim Green
    Jun 15 '15 at 14:59
  • Ah dang, it! Yep... Nonethelesss: third cycle. :)
    – Lexible
    Jun 15 '15 at 15:06
  • Yep, that's the one! Thanks a lot guys :)
    – vik
    Jun 17 '15 at 16:48
  • see also scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/65529/…
    – Otis
    Oct 17 '15 at 17:50

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