|“||A motorcycle and sidecar used to patrol large areas. Speed can be boosted at the cost of additional fuel.||„|
|— In-game description|
It has two seats: 1 driver and 1 passenger. The vehicle is open-top making the crew vulnerable from all directions. The passenger in the sidecar can use its secondary equipment (secondary weapons, Binoculars).
It has 2 inventory slots which accepts any item and where small caliber ammo stacks.
The vehicle has no armament except whatever secondary gun the passenger is using, making the vehicle vulnerable.
Health & Armor
The Kivela is unarmored and weaker than even a truck. Its low disable point (50%) allows it to soak a tiny bit of small arms and shrapnel but far less than even a Light Utility Vehicle.
Engine & Size
Motorcycle are nearly as fast as empty Trucks on road and are only slower than LUVs offroad. The Kivela has a medium fuel consumption giving the vehicle an average autonomy and range of action, but less than its colonial counterpart. It is highly maneuverable and agile.
The motorcycle can use its boost capability using
Shift, making it nearly the fastest vehicle both on roads and off-road. However the fuel consumption quadruples while boosting, meaning you should only use the boost for specific purposes (catching up with a vehicle or outrunning and evading a pursuer).
The motorcycle can be packaged, forming a small Shippable that can be transported by Crane, Flatbed Truck, Freighter, or Barge. However due to its speed there's little reason to transport it that way.
It doesn't trigger anti-tank mines and can safely cross Field Bridges without damaging them at all. It is too small to cross Trenches. It cannot run over Sandbags, tier 1 walls, or Barbed Wire Fences. It is small enough to cross the narrow wooden Bridges.
Due to its high speed, it's a great tool to scout the enemy's positions and attack the enemy's supply convoys.
Motorcycles can be used to transport a mounted weapon and its tripod while the driver carries the ammo in their backpack. This allows the mounted weapon to be relocated quickly and used more efficiently. The Heavy Ammo Uniform can be used to increase the amount of shells the soldier can carry to increase your efficiency.