31 May '16, 8pm

Military's stealth motorcycles are as quiet as an electric toothbrush

Military's stealth motorcycles are as quiet as an electric toothbrush

The military is funding stealth motorcycles that would allow riders to sneak up quickly on unsuspecting enemies. The motorcycles operate at 55 decibels, about the level of an electric toothbrush or typical conversation, and can reach 80 mph. The extreme quiet is due to the use of electric motors. The motorcycles feature two-wheel drive to improve traction on gravel, sand or any challenging terrain. Their narrow dimensions allow them to be driven in forests or other places some military vehicles can't go. "With a skilled rider you can get basically anywhere on the planet," said Alex Dzwill, the lead engineer for one of the motorcycles, the SilentHawk, from The electric motors have limited range: The SilentHawk lasts two hours and the other bike, NightMare, has 60 miles of power. So the motorcycles are modified with hybrid engines that can burn almost any type of fuel, such ...

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