The Taliban prefer Honda, says report

WikiLeaks report shows US Army saw motorcycles as 'Taliban equivalent of Humvees'

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Submitted by Visordown News on Wed, 13/11/2013 - 09:07

A WIKILEAKS document has revealed that the US Army struggled to battle Taliban fighters who used motorcycles to cover ground quickly.

The report states that the Taliban preferred to use Chinese-built Hondas and used the motorcycles as a mobile launch platform for rocket-propelled grenades and machine gun attacks. The Taliban would ride in pairs, with one riding and the other manning a machine gun or grenade launcher to strike coalition forces.

The report states that the Taliban opt for Hondas as they are reliable and economical.

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