the Rapid Fire Motorcycle (RAM)

The Rapid Fire Motorcycle, or RAM, is a small yet quick combat vehicle that the Joes can use in fast strike operations, or where mobility is vital to a mission. It is equipped with a bevy of useful devices and hardware for the driver to use in a fight, and has these characteristics:

RV 20
RV 40
RV 30
RV 0

These vehicular statistics describe the RAM as a highly maneuverable and fast motorcycle, with an approximate top speed of about 95 miles per hour. However, it doesn't offer the driver (or passenger, if riding piggyback) any protection. The RAM has these capabilities:

20mm Electronic Gatling Cannon: this weapon, mounted almost like a side car (with its own wheel, to boot), can fire bursts capable of inflicting rank value 30 Piercing damage. It's got oodles of ammo to spare, as well, allowing for several such bursts before it needs to be reloaded.

Communications Suite: the RAM is equipped with a radio transceiver system, allowing the driver to send battle-field data to a central command, and then receive new orders in turn. This functions at rank value 20, and has a maximum range of about 100 miles.

Gear Cases: the RAM has, spread about it, various cases filled with useful gear. It has a fully stocked first aid kit, tool kit, explosives kit (rank value 30 intensity), and a small case for a spare pistol and ammo, should the RAM's 20mm Gatling cannon fail for some reason.

Halogen Headlamp: the RAM is equipped with one exceptionally powerful halogen light bulb, allowing it to illuminate an area with rank value 20 intensity light. This isn't a blinding attack, per se, unless somebody's looking right into it, of course.

Radome: this miniature Radar allows the RAM's driver to track various ground and airborne targets, even if they should be out of sight; as long as no physical obstruction lies between the RAM and the target, the bike's driver can keep tabs on them within a fifty mile range.

Self-Sealing Magnesium Tires: the RAM's tires are highly resistant to damage, being filled with a puncture-sealing foam that acts almost instantaneously, and having magnesium wheel frames. This makes them resistant to damage at rank value 30.

1986 Variations

the Ground Assault Motorcycle

The GI Joe team's RAMs are natural targets for the Dreadnoks, a fact that has earned them the ire of Rock 'n Roll, no doubt. They make off with these things at every opportunity, and then redecorate them in their own, tacky colors. They otherwise function the same, however.

Extra Goodies:

RAM 4C System: Edition 13 Text File Download

RAM Imagery

GI Joe directories featuring a version of the RAM:


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