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SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member14 Apr 2012 10:35 a.m. PST

I could get behind playing Car Wars with these…

CPT Jake Inactive Member14 Apr 2012 11:53 a.m. PST

When is someone who has actually ridden a motorcycle going to sculpt riders with weapons NOT in their throttle hand?

You cannot really ride a bike with a gun/chain/anything in your throttle hand.

krieghund Inactive Member14 Apr 2012 12:23 p.m. PST

What CPT Jake said.

Personal logo J Womack 94 Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2012 1:10 p.m. PST

They all ride British bikes. Throttle's on the other side.

TheCount Inactive Member14 Apr 2012 1:49 p.m. PST

Indian Motorcycles, perhaps?


pphalen Inactive Member14 Apr 2012 2:26 p.m. PST

What is with all of the mohawks in post-apoc setting?
I would think there wouldn't be too much hair product left…

John Treadaway Inactive Member14 Apr 2012 3:15 p.m. PST

Brit bikes (and old Italians) had the gears on the other foot, not the throttle. With very few exceptions, throttles are always on the right twist grip (and modern Brits have the gears on the left too as well [like pretty much everyone else]).

The only way you can use a weapon on the right hand is if the throttle is designed not to spring back close when you release it (some have been).

As I recall, modern (British) Police special protection types on bikes are taught to fireleft handed.

John T

Ratbone14 Apr 2012 5:37 p.m. PST

CPT Jake, get your Bleeped texted dirty realism off my fictional toys, you damned dirty realist!

Personal logo J Womack 94 Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2012 8:35 p.m. PST

I misremembered my Happy Days, then. The episode where the Fonz's knowledge of motorcycles kept the accused out of jail.

Personal logo GreyONE Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Apr 2012 10:15 p.m. PST

Indian Motorcycles, perhaps?

The article states the Indian motorcycles were the only motorcycles to have the throttle on the left-hand side..

Dedthom Inactive Member15 Apr 2012 5:20 a.m. PST

You all sound like the old women of the Apocalypse.

"Why are you using your sawed off shotgun right handed?
Why do you cut your hair in a mohawk?
What is that smell?
Why are there so many flys?
Why can't you join a nice scavenger gang like Mrs. Murphy's boy did?"

martinjpayne15 Apr 2012 5:33 a.m. PST

What is with all of the mohawks in post-apoc setting?
I would think there wouldn't be too much hair product left…

If it's a post-Nuclear-apocalypse I don't think there would be much hair (or teeth) left either…

Stan Johansen Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Apr 2012 6:36 a.m. PST

Make belive figures in a make belive world, guys. But if necessity is the mother of invention who says in a future world where you need your gun hand free, you could find a way to reposition the throttle. Besides gamers like their figures to be armed.

Personal logo optional field Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2012 8:44 a.m. PST

in a world where everything is jury-rigged, wouldn't it be easy to put the throttle on the left hand side?
Or at least wouldn't it be easier than finding ammo to practice with and learn to shoot left handed?

CPT Jake Inactive Member15 Apr 2012 9:28 a.m. PST

Easiest of all, and probably what would happen based on numerous motorcycle attacks around the globe in recent years, is to have the guy riding bitch armed and letting the driver drive.

But then again, admittedly I AM a darned dirty realist when it comes to bikes and bikers…

Honestly, there are so many left handed figures (look at Studio Miniatures 'survivor' range for example) and so many sources on how a bike works that it just disappoints me that sculptors can't get this one tiny thing right (see what I did there!) at least once in a while.


father inire Inactive Member15 Apr 2012 11:13 a.m. PST

Say it loud, say it proud CPT Jake. Between the off handed BS and the apparent complete lack of standard bikes and dual sports in the Great Apoc, i have zero time for the representatives of the genre.

A sidehack with an armed 'monkey' seems the best option in reality, since firing at anything while avoiding debris, let alone just staying upright in wildly varying terrain onehanded…yeah, a sidehack.

Or the new Spyder with a gunner on the back. ;-)

Lucius16 Apr 2012 5:40 a.m. PST

If armed bikes are the military standard, then they WILL be re-designed to allow the rider to shoot with his right hand.

In war, nobody is going to deliberately put themselves at a disadvantage. As soon as one guy puts his throttle on the left side, everyone else will follow. A right-handed throttle will be a dangerous anachronism in a post-apoc world.

Why do you assume that motorcycles in the future will be static? They will adapt just like people will.

CPT Jake Inactive Member16 Apr 2012 6:21 a.m. PST

Except there have been, and are to this day, motorcycles used by the military. And the rider does NOT use his right hand to fire. And these are not specially designed bikes, they are bikes pressed into service by untrained post apocalyptic gangs.

Lucius16 Apr 2012 7:28 a.m. PST

Motorcycles used by the military are not intended to be used for one-on-one fighting with other bikers that are similarly equipped.

And the most untrained post-apocalyptic biker will be quite able to maintain his own bike, and modify it at will. Otherwise he won't last a month.

Moving a throttle to let him use his best hand just isn't going to be that big a deal. Humans are inventive. Don't sell us short.

(I make fun of others) Inactive Member16 Apr 2012 7:31 a.m. PST

1979 called. It wants its sculpts back.

Fellspar Inactive Member16 Apr 2012 11:41 a.m. PST

My bike had a after market throttle lock, push the thumb down and cruise down the highway with no aching wrist. Easy to jury rig.

Ratbone16 Apr 2012 2:52 p.m. PST



Stan Johansen Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Apr 2012 5:33 p.m. PST

You are right I need a time machine ASAP.

And the most untrained post-apocalyptic biker will be quite able to maintain his own bike, and modify it at will. Otherwise he won't last a month.
"I agree"

Thanks guys, the more comments, the more intrest and orders
are generated.

Sorry Jake the realism thing don't seem to matter to the people that have ordered the Biker set. But I have made a note to put in left handed weapons arms if I do any more bikers.

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