New Trikes

One Man's Obsession


     Trikes . . . Not quite cars, not quite motorcycles. Why build and drive them? First, they're cheap. Second, reverse trikes have excellent handling properties. Third, they have access to a wider variety of power plants and engines than any other vehicles. Fourth, their side mounted weapons have overlapping fields of fire. Fifth, their small size makes them difficult to hit with most weapons. 

     Do they have drawbacks? Of course. Their compact size provides a very limited amount of space for weaponry. Additionally, they do half damage and take double damage in collisions due to their light weight.
 
 

Pyramid Motorsports "Mosquito" - $10,032
     Light Reverse Trike, Standard Chassis, Heavy Suspension
     Large Cycle Power Plant
     Heavy Duty Radial Tires
     Driver & 1 Passenger
     Vehicular Shotgun
     Link & Hi-res. Single Weapon Computer
     Three Ice Dischargers
     7 point cycle wheelguard on rear tire
     7 point armored hubs on front tires
     Fake wheelguards on front tires
     Sloped
     Spoiler & Airdam
     Ram Plate
     Submachinegun with laser scope
     Paint Grenade, Tear Gas Grenade with impact fuse
     Armor: F15 (ramplate), R15, L15, B10, T10, U8
     Accel. 10, Top Speed 120, H.C. 4, Wt. 1599 lbs. 

     Notes: The Mosquito is fast, maneuverable, hard to hit, and inexpensive. Its ram plate is best used against other cycles, as the vehicle is too light to do much damage to cars. Its ice dischargers pose a threat when combined with the driver's vehicular shotgun and the passenger's submachine gun.
 

Pyramid Motorsports "Fulcrum" - $9,276
     Med Reverse Trike, Standard Chassis, Heavy Suspension
     Super Cycle Power Plant
     Heavy Duty Radial Tires
     Driver & 1 Passenger
     Oil Gun with Ice Ammo
     Link & Single Weapon Computer
     Two Ice Dischargers
     7 point cycle wheelguard on rear tire
     7 point armored hubs on front tires
     Fake wheelguards on front tires
     Spoiler & Airdam
     Ram Plate
     Heavy Duty Brakes
     20 Points of Component Armor on Driver
     Submachinegun with laser scope
     Paint Grenade with impact fuse
     Body Armor
     Armor: F15 (ramplate), R7, L7, B4, T4, U2
     Accel. 10, Top Speed 120, H.C. 4, Wt. 1997 lbs. 

     Notes: The Fulcrum is designed to use its ice gun and ice dischargers in combination with the passenger's submachine gun to turn other vehicles over (thus, "fulcrum"). Its ram plate is best used against other cycles, as the vehicle is too light to do much damage to cars.
 

Pyramid Motorsports "Swarm" - $47,800
     Heavy Trike, X-Hvy Chassis, Heavy Suspension
     100 C.I.D. Gas Engine w/Multi-barrel Carb.
     1 Gallon Dueling Tank, 1 Gallon Gas
     Puncture Resistant Tires
     Heavy Duty Shocks, Heavy Duty Brakes
     Two Variable Fire Rocket Pods (Left & Right)
     Blow Through Concealment on both Rocket Pods
     60 Armor Piercing Laser Guided Rockets
     Two Laser Links, One Smart Link
     Military Targeting Laser in Zero Space Turret (Top)
     Component Armor (10 points on driver)
     Three Fake Wheel Guards, Four Fake Armored Hubs
     Driver Only
     Two Fake Grenades
     Armor: F39, R35, L35, B10, T20, U10
     Accel. 5, Top Speed 60, H.C. 2, Wt. 3356 lbs. 

     Notes: Trikes have never gotten much respect . . . Until now. While the Swarm is neither agile nor fast, it packs an earth shaking punch. Since trikes' side mounted weapons have overlapping fields of fire, the Swarm's twin V.F.R.P.s can unleash an unholy salvo of TWELVE rockets in a single shot. These rockets are guided by a military targeting laser, allowing them to hit on a 4 or better with no range penalties. The rockets themselves do 1d6+1 each. That's an average of about 45 points of damage per salvo.

 



Web posted by the Black Circle Gaming Society, March 1999 - February 2000.
Reprinted by the Seattle Washington Autoduel Team, February 2008.
Updated January 11, 2009 and April 05, 2015.
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