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Veritech Cyclone VR-038

Also known as: Bartley

Light Armor Veritech Motorcycle

Designation: VR-038

Length: 2.1m (6.9ft)
Height: 1.1m (3.6ft)
Width: 0.5m (1.6ft)
Max speed: 200kph (124mph)

Height: 2.1m (6.9ft)
Breadth: 1.0m (3.3ft)
Depth: 1.6m (5.2ft)
Max flight speed: 60 kph (assuming 85 kg pilot)
Max walking speed: Approx. 25% greater than pilot's top running speed.

VR-038 Cyclone Ride-Armor

VR-038 - cycle mode

The “Bartley-Type” VR-038L in action

The “business end” of the VR-038L

One of the older Cyclone designs developed for the REF, the -030 series was originally designed to be a more lightly armored and faster mecha than the general issue counterpart. A successful design, it saw numerous variants, culminating with the -038 version. This mecha soldiered on throughout the 2030s and into the 3rd Robotech War, where it served with scouts, anti-armor specialists, and forward observers.

This mecha had no built-in armament, though weapons packages could be fitted to the forearms. Like all Cyclones, the pilot of this mecha had to wear a specially fitted suit of armor, the CVR-3, to which the Cyclone mounts in Battloid mode. The -030 series Cyclones were most often seen with hand-held weapons, in the -A and -L weapons package configurations.

A: No standard fixed weapons; only hand-held weapons carried. (used for courier/messenger duty)
L: 60mm terminally-guided rocket launcher, mounts to front of vehicle in motorcycle mode. Six rocket payload.
R: Digital Video Recorder/Night Vision Optics
(used for reconaissance)

First Appearance:
Episode 62 - "The Lost City"

Also available on
- Robotech: New Generation i-Men set