Snipers, Pathfinders and Reconnaissance members, from 2e Bataillon Royal 22e Régiment, conduct insertion and extraction by helicopter training with a Royal Canadian Air Force CH-147F Chinook helicopter during #RIMPAC on Camp Pendleton in San Diego, California on July 15, 2016.
Photo : Sgt Marc-André Gaudreault, Valcartier imaging services
The Motoped is a high quality motorized bicycle that uses a 49cc to 155cc 4-stroke horizontal OHV motor, downhill mountain bike parts mounted to a custom frame and swing arm. Motopeds are street legal in most states as a motorized bicycle and can be easily modified for more speed and power if wanted.
The Motoped is extremely light and uses the latest in mountain bike suspension, which makes it a versatile bike with the same foot-print on the ground as most downhill mountain bikes. Riding it with the motor off on a steep trail feels like a heavy mountain bike. The bike uses a patented system that combines the engine drive with the pedal drive through a jack-shaft located in the swing-arm pivot.
The makers claim that with a stock 50cc engine, the bike will go about 30mph – and up to 45 mph on the road when a 88cc big bore kit is used on the motor. With a 110cc-140cc engine used, the makers claim a top speed in the 65mph range. They also recommend that a 4 speed transmission should be used for best results.
Black Ops Edition
Motopeds released information yesterday about a new limited edition “survival” version called the “Black Ops Edition”. The Survival bikes will be sold in stock form at Motopeds (as pictured above), you then can choose accessories you want. A fully kitted out example is shown in the photos below.
It’s quiet, has a low heat signature, it emits no exhaust, and its simple and easy to operate. Best of all, its incredibly fast! Introducing Zero Motorcycles’ MMX, an electric motorcycle that is ideal for special operators and stealthy missions…
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The US Army’s Program Executive Office Soldier recently began fielding the new Army Mountaineering Kit (AMK) to the Army Mountain Warfare School. Mountaineering kit is not only useful in mountainous terrain – such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Caucasus, etc. – but also in urban environments too.
Soldiers had been using the old Special Forces kit – but some of that older equipment does not meet international standards. Some units were also buying replacement gear (ropes, etc) from commercial sources, which means not all mountaineering equipment is the same from unit to unit.
In response to Soldier feedback, PEO Soldier developed the new AMK. All of the equipment in the new AMK meets the standards of the International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation, which is known as the Union Internationale des Associations d’Alpinisme (UIAA).
Our friends at MOTUS recently got an up close and personal look at this bad boy that’s based on the Jeep Wrangler platform.
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