RUST Motor & Pedal Bikes

An in-depth look at Motor & Pedal Bikes in RUST

With the July 2024 Update, the game offers an assortment of motor and pedal bikes. These transportation devices are common, easily accessible, and naturally spawn in RUST. On wipe day, they are a player favorite for reaching monuments and potential building locations faster than the competition.

The term Bike is used in the game as it is in the real world. Motorbikes are two-wheeled modes of transportation that use Low Grade Fuel as their means of propulsion. They also come in a sidecar format, allowing a single passenger to climb on board.

The pedal variety of bikes also come in single or rear car-type but instead utilize player calories as their primary source of movement. They are substantially slower than their motorized counterparts, and rightfully so.

It’s important to note how easy to die via a bike crash is, so use them at your own risk.

How to acquire bikes

Bikes are a plentiful source of free transportation for those lucky and educated enough to know where to find them. Pedal bikes are non-motorized versions found on just about any major roadway in the temperate and desert biomes. Unfortunately, early indicators and an exhaustive research process have revealed that those living in the winter biome must venture to other zones to find pedal bikes.

Both motorized bike types have a chance to spawn in the following places at the moment;

  • Airfield Hangars 
  • Supermarkets
  • Gas Stations
  • Satellite Dish
  • Mining Outpost
  • Water Treatment Plant
  • Junkyard
  • Large Power Stations

The spawn rates are conditional on the convar setting per server, and server admins may increase the number of motorbikes and pedal bikes locally. For more information, see the latter half of this guide.

Finally, you might also choose to steal a bike from a nearby neighbor.  Because you can’t exactly slap a lock on these transportation modes, anyone may take them at any time. There are currently no plans for bike racks.

Bike functions & controls

Many variables go into getting from point A to point B in RUST, and using a bike to achieve these ends is no different. Bikes are at their most basic level: a means of potentially transporting players and their loot safer and faster.

Controlling a bike varies depending on the type being used. Motorized bikes naturally move faster than pedal-type bikes and thus react differently to player interaction.

  • W eases the vehicle forward
  • A & D pivot the vehicle to the left or right.  These controls may be used while going forward or backward
  • S accelerates the vehicle backward.  Use additional caution as there are no effective mirrors to guide yourself by
  • F turns on the Headlights for nighttime driving where applicable
  • Spacebar ejects you from the vehicle
  • X changes seats, where applicable

Bike repair & decay

Repair

Any bike, up to the moment that the frame collapses and disappears into the void, can be repaired 30 seconds after it last took damage. This requires using a Hammer and having Metal Fragments in your inventory. Each repair swing will repair up to 53 damage.

Decay rates

Given that the server you’re playing has default convar values, all bikes should slowly decay outside over the course of 1440 minutes. This is the default decay period, which is modifiable through server variables.

Storage

Because the exact inside decay function has yet to be determined, this information will be updated at a later date.

Bike types & statistics

Motorbike

Maximum Health300
Default Speed Range0 – 180 KM/H
Maximum Practical Straight Speed~92 KM/H
Junkyard Scrapper Value40 Scrap
Maximum Seats1
LocationAirfield Hangars, Supermarkets, Gas Stations, Satellite Dish, Mining Outpost, Water Treatment Plant, Junkyard, Large Power Stations

Motorbike with Sidecar

Maximum Health350
Default Speed Range0 – 180 KM/H
Maximum Practical Straight Speed~92 KM/H
Junkyard Scrapper Value40 Scrap
Maximum Seats2
LocationAirfield Hangars, Supermarkets, Gas Stations, Satellite Dish, Mining Outpost, Water Treatment Plant, Junkyard, Large Power Stations

Pedal Bike

Maximum Health250
Default Speed RangeNo Speedometer
Maximum Practical Straight SpeedNo Speedometer
Junkyard Scrapper Value25 Scrap
Maximum Seats60
LocationAirfield Hangars, Supermarkets, Gas Stations, Satellite Dish, Mining Outpost, Water Treatment Plant, Junkyard, Large Power Stations and All Biome Roadsides, except the Arctic

Pedal Trike

Maximum Health275
Default Speed RangeNo Speedometer
Maximum Practical Straight SpeedNo Speedometer
Junkyard Scrapper Value30 Scrap
Maximum Seats2
LocationAirfield Hangars, Supermarkets, Gas Stations, Satellite Dish, Mining Outpost, Water Treatment Plant, Junkyard, Large Power Stations, and All Biome Roadsides, except the Arctic

Frequently asked questions

What happens if my bike is destroyed while I am riding it?

Players mounted on a bike at the time of its destruction will simply dismount and may continue on foot.  No inserted fuel will be dropped.  There is no fire or explosion.

Do Auto Turrets shoot at bikes?

No, but they absolutely will shoot at the rider.  Keep your distance.

Can Motorbikes and Pedal Bikes be crafted at workbenches?

No. This has not been added to the game and does not appear in the tech trees.

Bike admin commands & convars

CommandDefault ValueDescription
bike.doplayerdamageTrueCan bike crashes cause damage or death to riders?
bike.motorbikemonumentpopulation1Motorbike population in monuments
bike.outsidedecayminutes1440How long before a bike loses all its health while outside
bike.pedalbikemonumentpopulation1Pedal bike population in monuments
bike.pedalbikeroadsidepopulation1Pedal bike population active on the servers’ roadside
vehicle.killmotorbikesDestroy all spawned Motorbikes
vehicle.killpushbikesDestroy all spawned Petal Bikes

Final thoughts on Motor & Pedal Bikes

As players further push the envelope of game progression methods, game mechanic exploitations, and game admin patience, you can be sure that Corrosion Hour will be right here detailing all of the tools that they are sure to use for these ends.  Be sure to check out our Discord for all of our most recent updates.  Be good to each other, always.

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