The Clydesdale, as this motorcycle is known, is the only motorcycle built specifically for military applications by S-Mart. Designed and produced early in the history of S-Mart, it has become a common sight with the N.O.M.A.D. Military, operating as a scout platform, fast infantry support for armor, patrol duties, and as a messenger. In the market, the Clydesdale became quite popular for it's rugged construction, excellent handling, excellent performance, and the weaponry standard for this combat bike. Visiting any mercenary specific bars or taverns in most of North America, one is almost certain to catch sight of at least one of these parked near it.
While this motorcycle was designed for military applications, it's excellent handling and performance made it a natural for conversion to a racing design. As a result S-Mart began producing racing variants some years back, in limited numbers. With the subtraction of the armament, in the early racing Clydesdales, speed increased modestly but the handling went downhill. In more recent years these problems have been revealed to be a result of the reduced weight at the front of the motorcycle. Adding balast to the later production racing Clydesdales, the speed and performance level returned to the same performance levels exhibited by the Clydesdale-As.
Model Type: Clydesdale-A (Assault model.), Clydesdale-B (Early racer), Clydesdale-C (Late model racer).
Class: Assault Motorcycle or Racing Motorcycle.
M.D.C. by Location:
Wheels (2) - 5 each.
*Main Body - 120.
* Depleting the main body M.D.C. will completely destroy the vehicle.
Maximum Speed: 190 mph. (202 mph for the Clydesdale-B)
Maximum Range: 400 miles. (412 miles for the Clydesdale-B)
Handling Capabilities: The Clydesdale shows both excellent handling capabilities and speed, making it a very well rounded motorcycle; (Note that the older model racers, the Clydesdale-Bs, exhibited a flaw in the handling - resulting in all of the speed penalties being doubled!)
At 01-120 mph handing is excellent.
At 121-150 mph handling is still fair; -2% to control rolls.
At 151-175 mph handling gets a little tricky; -4% to control rolls.
At 176-190 mph handling gets a little tough; -6% to control rolls.
NOTE: These negatives are cut in half if the users piloting skill is maxed at 98%, or if the user is either a Phaeton Juicer or Turbo Jockey. Quarter the negatives if the driver/pilot is both, one of those O.C.C.s and maxed out. Dodges may be made at a +5.
Height: 3' 6".
Width: 3' 4".
Weight: 528 Lbs.
Cargo: Can effectively carry up to 250 Lbs, including the rider without being slowed down, and then it slows down 10 mph for every additional 20 Lbs.
Power System: Electric is the standard version, but some multi-fuel, (about 1 in 10) are produced.
Market Cost: 120,000 credits for Clydesdale-A, 52,000 for the Clydesdale-B, and 57,000 for the Clydesdale-C.
Weapon Systems: Only available to the Clydesdale-A version.
1. Dual S-Mart LPL-7A Light Pulse Lasers: The military version carries a pair of S-Mart LPL-7As mounted on either side of the windscreen, in slightly recessed bays at the front of the motorcycle. They are synchronized to fire together at all times.
Primary Purpose: Anti-Personnel.
Secondary Purpose: Defense.
Mega-Damage: 6D6 M.D. per blast from both weapons, or 2D4x10 M.D. per triple pulse burst from both weapons.
Rate of Fire: Single shots or triple pulse bursts.
Maximum Effective Range: 2,000'.
Payload: The bike contains a pair of standard E-clips that provide enough energy for both weapons to fire 20 single blasts, or six triple pulse bursts - with two single blasts remaining per weapon.
2. Systems of Note:
1. Short Range Radio: The military version comes standard with a whip antennae and short range radio with a range of 20 miles.
2. Rifle Boot: The military version carries a built in rifle boot which is mounted on the very tail end of the bike, that can carry most any full sized rifle.
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