Saturday, July 2, 2016

The military considers a stealth motorbike for special forces

 What runs on electricity and mystery fuel, moves at 80 miles per hour, generates enough power to run communications gear and is quieter than a conversation? It's the military’s stealth motorbike.  There are two prototypes for the military to consider.

 When operating in quiet mode, both proposed bikes rely on a lithium-ion electric battery, which keeps the noise down to around 55 decibels, about as loud as an indoor conversation.

The bike has cutting-edge hybrid multi-fuel engines that can burn a variety of combustibles like JP-8, Jet A-1, gasoline, propane, etc.. “If it’s gasoline, tell it it’s gasoline, tell it it’s something else. It will figure it out,” said Alex Dzwill, and engineer with Logos.

Naturally, if it's running on fuel, it's about as loud as a garbage disposal - not quiet. But it will be used to get near to the enemy, where they will switch to stealth mode.  Interesting.


  1. Belt drive, LOTS of electronics, many places for dust/mud/water to enter/gum up, and the all important "smart" system that breaks when you hit a bump above 10MPH. AND ALL FOR THE LOW LOW PRICE OF fifty million a bike, and all for another F35 "white elephant" that won't work, and CANNOT BE MADE TO WORK in combat. Amazing what you can come up with when you spend other people's money.---Ray

  2. They've been bouncing this idea around for decades. I remember back in the 80's talk about Harley building a military prototype dirt bike. Just put a larger silencer on a XR-600 or KLM and call it a day. The free market has already provided the best all-purpose bike possible.

  3. Is this worth the upgrade over the USMC's diesel motorcycle?
    The Kawasaki KLR-650 (M1030M1) goes or went for a little under twenty thousand.
    The Marines have been using these since around 2006.