The smallest sub-type of vehicles, bikes take many different forms from the iron steeds ridden by the Adeptus Astartes, to the nimble darts of the Eldar, right through to the smokebelching contraptions favoured by the Orks. Bikes follow all the standard rules for vehicles and are treated as having the Open-Topped Vehicle Trait. However, due to their size and lower profiles, in Melee those attacking a vehicle with the Bike Vehicle Trait can choose between the rider and the vehicle without needing to make a Called Shot. Additionally, Bikes may make the specialist Hit & Run Action, as described on page 273, but may never make Ram! Actions. Bikes are usually Wheeled Vehicles, but can be Skimmers and, in some rare circumstances, Tracked Vehicles.


The vehicle’s passenger or crew compartments are not sealed and are instead exposed to the open air around them. This limits their protection, but it does allow transported troops to fire their own weapons as the vehicle moves. Crew and passengers mounted on an Open-topped vehicle can be specifically targeted by those outside the vehicle via the use of the Called Shot Action.
Additionally, passengers mounted in Open-Topped vehicles are struck by any Blast or Spray attacks which they would be in range of. Crew and passengers within an Open-topped may attack targets with their own personal weaponry.

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