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Wood and Tree Grav Bikes

This article originally appeared in the June/July 2014 issue.

Wood Grav Bike

CraftID: Wood Grav Bike, TL10, Cr24,146
Hull: 1/1, Disp=0.13, Conf=4SL Open, Armor=1E, Loaded=0.6511 tons, Unloaded=0.6055 tons
Power: 1/2, Fuel Cell×2=0.18Mw, Duration=30/90 (80 hrs vacuum)
Loco: 1/2, StdGrav=1 ton, MaxAccel=1.536G, NOE=140kph, Cruise=750kph, Top=1000kph
Comm: Radio=Regional (500km)
Sensors: Headlights×2, PassEMS=VDist (50km), PassObjScan=Form
Off: -
Def: +2
Control: Panel=Electronic×6
Accom: Crew=1 (Driver), Seats=Cramped×2
Other: Fuel=0.576kl, Cargo=0.0456kl, ObjSize=Small, EmLevel=Moderate

The Wood Grav Bike is produced by Christchurch Corporation on Home, and was designed for the mass market aimed specifically at the commuter. The high performance along with the excellent sensor ability allow for a quick ride to work, however there is very little cargo space, enough for a brief case and laptop.

Due to the high performance of the Wood, Home government tightened the vehicle licensing regulations and air/raft license in order to reduce the number of high speed low altitude accidents and collisions that had increased as a direct result of the introduction of the Wood.

Tree Grav Bike

CraftID: Tree Grav Bike, TL10, Cr6,814
Hull: 1/1, Disp=0.081, Conf=4USL Open, Armor=1E Loaded=0.5185 tons, Unloaded=0.429 tons
Power: 1/2, Fuel Cell×2=0.18Mw, Duration=30/90
Loco: 1/2, StdGrav=1 ton, MaxAccel=1.928G, NOE=40kph, Cruise=225kph, Top=300kph
Comm: -
Sensors: Headlights×2
Off: -
Def: +2
Control: Panel=Electronic×2
Accom: Crew=1 (Driver), Seats=Cramped×2
Other: Fuel=0.576kl, Cargo=0.0895kl, ObjSize=Small, EmLevel=Moderate

The Tree Grav Bike is Christchurch Corporation’s response to the need for a cheap everyday grav vehicle for the general population. Based on the successful Wood, the Tree is stripped down to the essentials, seats, controls and drive and power plant. It is expected that designs like these will start the move away from ground vehicles in significant numbers.