A Grav Bike is a personal Gravcraft providing no life-support.
A Grav Bike is a Personal Vehicle, a Gravcraft providing no life-support on which the crew (and possible passenger) ride. They generally provide a small space for personal equipment storage.
It should be noted that Grav Bikes fairings are important and getting any part of the body outside the air-pocket protected by that fairing can result in the rider being pulled from the bike once speeds exceed about 150-200kph. This becomes especially true if the bike passes through the sound barrier.
- A paramilitary vehicle: a Grav Bike used by the IISS. This is also widely available in civil society.
History & Background (Dossier)
Grav Bikes are widely used in Civil, Paramilitary and Military roles.
Grav Bikes used as transports for first-responders by paramedical groups, patrol vehicles by law-enforcement groups and racers by the rich and reckless.
n.b. Many jurisdictions require the wearing of a safety harness and filing of a flight-plan, and almost all frown upon passing through the sound barrier anywhere near buildings that may be damaged by the resultant shockwave.
Vargr Grav Bikes
Vargr grav bikes are known to be highly personalized and souped-up, with better sound systems, paint schemes, and superior overland performance. While memes of "everything but the safeties" abound in Humaniti-occupied space, Vargr grav bikes are no more (or less) dangerous.
Some Imperial records suggest these Vargr gravbikes may be up to 3 tons in shipping size, but this is likely a clerical error, as most grav bikes are around 0.5 tons, and even the Vargr two-seater racer is only 1.5 tons.
References & Contributors (Sources)
- Joe Fugate. Grand Survey (Digest Group Publications, 1986), .
- Gary L. Thomas. Grand Census (Digest Group Publications, 1987), .
- Loren Wiseman. Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society 14 (Game Designers Workshop, 1982), .
- Dave Nilsen. Reformation Coalition Equipment Guide (Game Designers Workshop, 1994), .
- Frank Chadwick, Dave Nilsen. Traveller: The New Era (Game Designers Workshop, 1993), 365.
- Joe Fugate, J. Andrew Keith, Gary L. Thomas. World Builder's Handbook (Digest Group Publications, 1989), 44.
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science
- Contributor: BackworldTraveller
- ↑ Mongoose 2e, Aliens of Charted Space vol. 1, p.219
- ↑ fanon
- ↑ Mongoose 2e, Aliens of Charted Space vol. 1, p.218