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Shineysideup
30 December 2014, 1922
http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/tech/2014/04/25/orig-military-stealth-dirt-bike-mg.cnn.html?c=tech

Runs off multiple fuels and can charge anything electric while getting 100 miles between charges! 00-60 in 3.3 seconds. 70 mph top speed. Your tax dollars at work.

Stevo
30 December 2014, 1956
Link not working...sorry, "page not found"

Shineysideup
30 December 2014, 2308
Try the link now...

http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/tech/2014/04/25/orig-military-stealth-dirt-bike-mg.cnn.html?c=tech

ultrarnr2
31 December 2014, 0318
The military already has a version of the Zero FX. The bike shown in this video is very unlikely to ever be adopted by the Specs Ops community. Bottom line is anything with an ICE can not be made quiet enough. There is only so much you can do with mufflers before you start effecting performance.

Richard230
31 December 2014, 0906
Here is my idea of a Military toy. :O

bjn
31 December 2014, 1027
The military already has a version of the Zero FX. The bike shown in this video is very unlikely to ever be adopted by the Specs Ops community. Bottom line is anything with an ICE can not be made quiet enough. There is only so much you can do with mufflers before you start effecting performance.

I'm not sure you watched the same video as me. My impression is that the bike is a series hybrid. The generator runs on various liquid fuels and can extend the range a lot. The bike can be driven on pure electricity in "stealth mode".

I suspect that the pure electric range is not enough for army use. I feel the same for my own needs.

I own an electric car, and I can never go on a trip without careful planning of when/where to charge. It would be a lot easier if I could just push a button when the battery needs a small charge to reach the destination.

I'm interested in the full specs of this hybrid bike, and especially the generator unit.

Stevo
31 December 2014, 1041
Here is my idea of a Military toy. :O

That's a very interesting front brake system on that scooter!! LOL

Shineysideup
31 December 2014, 1401
I'll see your antitank gun and raise you some gatlings:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/31290196@N06/5993797363/

ultrarnr2
31 December 2014, 1449
bjn,

And as soon as you run the generator you have a noise problem. That was my point. Another piece of this is in confined spaces. You run that generator and your air quality just went to crap. That is another benefit of the electric.

Richard230
09 January 2015, 1526
More about the Alta Motors (formally BRD) SilentHawk (catchy name, huh?) hybrid motorcycle concept: http://www.autoblog.com/2015/01/09/silenthawk-hybrid-electric-motorcycle-darpa/

Richard230
15 January 2015, 1522
Things are starting to get kind of silly :rolleyes: :

https://rideapart.com/articles/silent-hawk-motorcycle-u-s-special-forces?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+HellForLeather+%28Hell+For+Le ather%29

I have had enough of the drama, let me know when Alta Motors has something that actually runs. :confused: