Wednesday, August 6, 2014

GEAR: Motopeds Survival Bike, a.k.a, The Apocacycle!

No humanoid scavanger, roving gang of mutanted hoodlums should be without their own personal mode of transportation. If you can find one of these babies, count yourself extremely fortunate as they were made for exploring (or escaping from) the ravages of the surface world.
Manufactured by the tens of thousands in the early part of the 21st century, the ZASser (as it came to be known) could be the perfect bike to give you a clean getaway from the hordes of zomibies/rogue robots/angry warlords/what-have-you. Have a look:


  • 2-stroke engine
  • Range: 120 miles per gallon
  • Speed: 40 MPH
  • (More to come)

Accessories Package:

  • Barnett Recruit Compound Crossbow (20 bolts, 2d6 dmg)
  • Rotopax RX-1G Gas Packs - 1 Gallon ea. (120 MPG)
  • United Cutlery M48 Tactical Survival Shovel
  • United Cutlery M48 Hawk Tomahawk (1d6+1)
  • United Cutlery M48 Hawk Harpoon (1d8+1 dmg)
  • Gerber Fixed Blade Saw
  • Blackburn X6 Light System (up to 200 lumens, range of 75 feet)
  • Black Diamond Carabiners / Climbing rope
  • Cree Mini LED Flashlight (up to 300 lumens, range of 35 feet, short periods)
  • BioLogic Bike Mount for iPhone4/gps
  • Tool Logic Tactical Multifunction Knife / light (+1d4 on any related mechanical skill rolls)
  • Tool Logic Credit Card Companion multi-tool (+1d4 on any fine motor control technical skill rolls)
  • CRKT Guppie multi-tool (+1d4 on any survival-related technical skill rolls)
  • Tactical-Warrior Neck Knife (1d4+1 dmg)
Fully loaded...

...versus, the stock version...

*Couldn't resist imagining this for game use! Two caveats: 1. Motopeds hasn't released the specs yet and 2. I am not a motorbike person so I'm totally guessing on stats. I'll update as soon as Motopeds announces the final product (this is apparently just a prototype).

Via The Mary Sue and the Motoped Facebook page

EDIT: Motoped has updated the specs on their survival bike.

VIDEO: The 80s were a Golden Age of Cyborg movies with Elminators (1986)

Spied this over on io9 this morning--an awesome clip from the 80s cyborg flick Eliminators. Half man, half robo-tank? That dude is definitiely a Mechlok!