The Syckle is armed with a pair of rad cannons similar to that of the Desolator's and has a miniature Iron Curtain Device that makes it briefly invulnerable.
The Syckle is not so much reverse-engineered technology as it is a study of Epsilon's design philosophies and tactics. The Syckle is a marriage of the speed and fragility of Epsilon's tanks with Soviet firepower, creating a vehicle that excels in harassment and hunting down enemy units. Two powerful rad cannons and one-of-a-kind mobile iron curtain device make the Syckle an almost perennial threat to Epsilon tank divisions and infantry squads and is quite possibly one of the best hit-and-runners out there, especially since it cannot be damaged while 'running' around.
But the truth probably is that the Soviets wanted to have a cool bike of their own.
Late game unit, only available after infiltrating an Epsilon Pandora Hub and Conyard.
Mobile Iron Curtain lasts for a very short duration.
While shielded, it cannot attack enemy units.
Behind the scenes
The Syckle replaced the scrapped Iron Fist that was supposed to appear in version 3.0. In fact, the Syckle utilizes the mobile Iron Curtain mechanic from the Iron Fist. However, the Syckle's engine doesn't overheat when activating the mobile Iron Curtain that would supposedly damage it, unlike the Iron Fist's intended weakness.