Concept Bike – Logos Technologies creates the SilentHawk. It is a prototype hybrid-electric and all-terrain motorcycle. The US Special Forces will use it for tactical insertion.
SilentHawk concept bike
A small, silent vehicle for the US Special Forces. It is able to carry two people and their equipment in any terrain to surprise and catch/kill the enemies. This concept bike is better than the conventional transport vehicles. Because they have trouble negotiating the extreme terrain and also suck at airdrop delivery. The SilentHawk concept bike is small and narrow. So, it is perfect for thick forests, narrow mountain paths or rocky landscapes.
The SilentHawk concept bike uses a hybrid powertrain with a 5.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The combustion engine can be fed with anything from standard gasoline to propane, AVGAS, and even jet fuel. It can do 170 miles without refueling, including two hours in electric mode on a single charge. Its top speed is 80 mph and it weighs 350 lbs.
The all-wheel-drive system for better traction in rough terrain
The SilentHawk concept bike has an all-wheel-drive system for better traction in rough terrain. However, Logos Technologies don’t give the green light to enter production. They say it needs to be lighter and fancy the idea of ditching liquid-cooled engine for an air-cooled one.
“You can put several of these in the back of a V-22”
“Since they’re bikes and they’re generally little, you can put a few of these in the back of a V-22 and they could be dropped off someplace,” said Doug Rombough, VP of Business Development for Logos Technologies. “They could go 50 miles. When they get inside 10 miles of a goal, they could stop that multi-fuel motor, and go all-electric—the main commotion [they] will create by then will be the clamor of the tires at first glance as well as the chain of the bike.“