I see, so I suppose bikes are now competing with their attack-variant brothers and landspeeders to go along with the devastators. I've heard of the HF/MM landspeeder getting some stuff done in the current meta, and it makes sense I suppose. At the same time, one open topped AV10 skimmer has never seemed too survivable to me, meaning I would probably have to take two or three, which I just don't think I have the points for (although I very well may). As for attack bikes I like the idea of them, I hate the look
of them. Looks like a tricycle. I just can't take them seriously.
In the Grimdark future of the 41st millennium, there is only tricycles *beep beep*.
Anyways, I am keeping in mind that all these choices, original bikes included, are competing against a dev squad with MLs, which can turn their weapons to anti-infantry or anti-tank duties. However arguably not quite as well as melta and flamer weaponry respectively.
And like I said, I'm not entirely expecting them to survive but to be more of an unexpected source of "Wow, did that small a squad really just screw my monolith and how did it get there so fast?" Or "Holy crap, did three flamer templates really just wreck this squad and again, how did it get there so fast?"
In any case, if some more opinions could convince me of the usefulness of landspeeders as opposed to bikes and/or devs with MLs, I'd love the feedback. Thanks again!