Storm Racer Multiview
Originally manufactured by Dissonance Industries and Entertainment on the Doom Moon of Dis, the Storm Racer was initially designed for law enforcement and correctional facility use. It's a highly modified hover bike design, streamlined for speed and consisting largely of a complex energy containment and concentration engine and an energy capture and augmentation propulsion system strapped to a seat with a simple set of controls. The version shown here comes equipped with side mounted stabilizers, several intake and "breather" vents, and a handy mounting bar. Maintenance access to the engine on this model is gained topside but is just as often positioned on the undercarriage of other models. The Storm Racer gets its name from its fuel source. As the Racer travels through stormy weather, it gathers lightning and ionization, compresses the energy efficiently, stores some of it, and sends the rest to the propulsion system which magnifies the power output and creates exponential thrust. In a fierce enough storm, the kind which constantly ravage the face of Dis, energy is freely available and Storm Racers can stay aloft indefinitely, travelling at breakneck speeds. Prison Systems Six through Nine reported no successful escapes beyond the patrol zones while the Racers were in use. However, officers reported that the bikes were difficult to control and that they became too dangerous if they ran out of storage (as they would then dump remaining energy into propulsion). This kept the Racers on a short leash, causing a return to base for fuel dumps far too often for liking. This, combined with the fragile nature of the craft, caused the bike to be decommissioned after only six months. DIE tried to create both models with higher storage capacities and energy bleed systems as well as more heavily armored models. All were disastrous failures. This was a major setback for the corporate entity. The design was later stolen, nearly driving the final nail in DIE's coffin, and distributed among secondary and black markets. It has since become popular among criminals, who have few real issues with the vehicle's lack of safety features.