By golly, it’s a bicycle tank!


The Hyanide looks like something straight out of a Sci-fi space movie [via]. The thing demands respect with the full length plastic / rubber tire tank treads and mean stance.

Named for its supposed resemblance to a crouching hyena, the Hyanide is designed to run on a flexible rubber tread that spans the machine’s entire underside. So if any part of the bottom is touching the ground, the Hyanide should be able to move, no matter how deep the quagmire, no matter how rough the terrain. The tank-like tread consists of 77 identical segments-each made from hard plastic covered with tire rubber -held together by Kevlar rope. Each segment flexes independently, making the tread significantly more limber than if its components were rigid. Not only does this setup help with traction, but it would allow the tank- cum-motorcycle to corner like no other vehicle.

I know I want one. How many others would be willing to tear up the their local metropolis on one of these Mad Maxx like machines. Forget crotch rockets and high performance race cars, the Hyanide is all I’ll ever need.

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