Hoverbike (Apocalypse)

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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.  From: Apocalypse Ufopaedia

Statistics Value
EngineSD Standard
Engine Size2x2
Top Speed214-16
Weapons 40mm Auto Cannon
Weapons Size1x3
Equipment Size1x1
Score points10
Module Slots1
AvailableWeek 1
Minimum Weekly Stock4
Maximum Weekly Stock20
1 Armor is given as Top/Front/Left/Right/Rear/Bottom. The in-game Ufopedia misleadingly displays only a single armor value, the sum of the values on all six of the vehicle's facings.
2 Top Speed and Acceleration depend on the engine used. Hoverbikes always receive a +4 bonus to speed due to having weight under 350.

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 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)

The armament can be upgraded to the best standard weapon, the Lineage Plasma Cannon, but the vulnerability of the bike to missile attack may end up being an expensive error.


Engine Upgrades - Chassis Only

SD Deluxe

  • Top Speed: 15
  • Acceleration: 10

SD Sports

  • Top Speed: 16
  • Acceleration: 10

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