We previously covered our thoughts on what the three best vehicles would be in the event of a zombie apocalypse, but it got us thinking; What if you were a lone wolf with no friends or family to worry about, and just wanted to get out of a sticky situation as fast as possible? A rugged motorcycle is much faster, more agile and has better off-roading capabilities. Thus our search for the best options began, with the four strongest contenders below.
Christini AWD 450 Military Edition
If something is good enough for the military it’s usually a sign that it’s reliable, rugged and tested on the battlefield. The Christini AWD Military is no exception. With a liquid cooled 450cc four-stroke engine, tuned suspension and all wheel drive capabilities, it can get you out of the most dire situation while looking awesome in the process.
It’s currently being used by the Navy Seals and Special Forces, and will set you back just shy of $10,000. On top of that you can spend an additional $7,500 on dirt bike accessories, ranging from an automatic clutch to over sized radiators.
The Tarus is a small but perfectly formed monster of a motorcycle. It’s lightweight, foldable and can be shoved into a car trunk in less than 5 minutes. It’s a 2×2, and while you may think all motorcycles are, that’s simple not the case. The Tarus is two-wheel drive, and while it’s not fast it’s huge tyres can get over the toughest terrain. If you’re looking at fitting alternative tyres to make it more roadworthy, click here to see more.
KTM 990 Adventure Baja Edition
If you want to try and maintain an ounce of comfort while hauling away from a horde of ravenous zombies, the KTM 990 Adventure Baja Edition is the best bet. Powered by a watercooled 115hp V-engine, it boasts an extra large fuel tank, storage compartments and even an electric socket outlet.
While aesthetics don’t really matter in the event of a zombie apocalypse, you do want to look as badass in the process, and the Baja edition really looks the part.
BMW R1200 GS Adventure
We’ll round off this post with something you’re more likely to see in everyday life, the BMW R1200 GS Adventure. It’s not as agile as the other examples, but it’s still incredibly resilient, and if you live in a city there shouldn’t be a shortage of tarmac for you to blitz across. It’s key points are it’s ability to carry a tonne of baggage, stretch to 400 mile range and the fact that it can if required move on to off-road terrain.
It’s also the only example here that features an on-board computer with cruise control. That might seem like an unnecessary luxury, but if you’ve ever seen a zombie film you’ll realise that the ability to go hands-free while you unload lead into the horde could prove to be invaluable.