Hoverbike (Apocalypse)

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General Information

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Official Entry: "The unusual Hoverbike with 'side car' is used for military purposes or for the personal pleasure of wayward youth who enjoy speed and altitude. Its good power to weight ratio means that this is the most maneuverable air vehicle but it can only carry light armaments. The Hoverbike can be a valuable means of transport for the Agent on investigative missions where speed of response is essential."

Cityscape Information

The hoverbike is the cheapest form of air travel and a classic favourite. It's cheap, convenient, fast and has a breakneck turning speed. Unfortunately, it also blows up very easily if hit too hard, but it is able to dodge incoming fire easily because of its small size and agility. It sports a small weapon hardpoint that can mount a weapon as heavy as the Lineage Plasma Cannon or the one-shot Justice missile launcher. It also has a dedicated slot for a small Cyberweb weapon control module. Two agents can ride the bike, but it's more efficient when utilised as an unmanned combat vehicle rather than as a light transport to and from combat sites.

Hoverbikes are best utilized in fleets for most of the game. They have great firepower for their cost, and their great agility lets them easily catch and overwhelm lesser UFOs. Late game they lose much of their viability, as tougher UFOs gain armor nearly impervious to conventional weapons, in addition to efficient swarm killing technology. (i.e. the Multibomb Launcher)

Statistics

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Statistics Value
Armor6
Weight100
Constitution25
EngineSD Standard
Engine Size2x2
Top Speed112 (using SD Sports)
Acceleration210 (using SD Sports)
Weapons 40mm Auto Cannon
Weapons Size1x3
Equipment Size1x1
Cost$5000
Passengers2
Score points10

1 If total weight is less than 350 Hoverbikes get a +4 bonus to their engine speed.

2 Seems to be limited to a maximum of 10, despite formula (gives 11). Could be another special case for Hoverbikes.

See Also


Apocalypse Insignia X-COM: Apocalypse: Vehicles
Airborne Apoc hoverbike.png Hoverbike Apoc phoenix.png Phoenix Hovercar Apoc valkyrie.png Valkyrie Interceptor Apoc hawk.png Hawk Air Warrior
Apoc policehovercar.png Police Hovercar Apoc airtaxi.png Air Taxi Apoc rescue.png Rescue Transport
Apoc construction.png Construction Vehicle Apoc airtrans.png Airtrans Apoc spaceliner.png Space Liner
Ground Apoc turbobike.png Blazer Turbo Bike Apoc stormdog.png Stormdog Apoc wolfhound.png Wolfhound APC Apoc griffon.png Griffon AFV
Apoc civiliancar.png Civilian Car Apoc policecar.png Police Car Apoc autotaxi.png Autotaxi Apoc autotrans.png Autotrans
X-COM

Apoc dimension probe.png Dimension Probe Apoc biotrans.png Bio-Trans Apoc explorer.png Explorer Apoc retaliator.png Retaliator Apoc annihilator.png Annihilator

Alien Apoc ufo1.png UFO Type 1 Apoc ufo2.png UFO Type 2 Apoc ufo3.png UFO Type 3 Apoc ufo4.png UFO Type 4 Apoc ufo5.png UFO Type 5
Apoc ufo6.png UFO Type 6 Apoc ufo7.png UFO Type 7 Apoc ufo8.png UFO Type 8 Apoc ufo9.png UFO Type 9 Apoc ufo10.png UFO Type 10

Overspawn

Equipment WeaponsEngines • Add-Ons (tentative general equipment name)
Other Standard Control • Manual Control