The Ultimate Off-Road Motorcycle

The Ultimate Off-Road Motorcycle

That you can pack in a suit case.

I have no idea what this thing is…but I think I need it.

Check out this Russian made “motorcycle” and see what it can do.

  • Can it float?
  • Is it two wheel drive?
  • Can you lift it?
  • Does it disassemble and fit in two duffle bags?
  • Can it be ridden in mud, up hills, through ponds and up stairs?

If all those things are on your checklist for your next bike you need to watch this.  Heck, I didn’t even know some of the things were options.

Both wheels are driven by a chain, as you can see when it’s disassembled. The tires are massive floatation devices that act like paddle wheels and the whole bike seems to weigh about as much as a bag of poodles, based on the way the rider manhandles it around.

So, what do you think?  Are you ready to order?

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Here is what I have been able to find out about this bike: (Translated from Russian so the English is a bit rough.)

The Taurus 2×2 was created for the Russian forests, inaccessible areas, insidious, where there are swamps and territories orography impossible: it is called Taurus 2×2 , is equipped with four-wheel drive 2 × 2 , is very light and very resistant to any terrain. It comes from a small farm not far from Moscow Soviet, given the need for a certain part of the people, he decided to create a motorcycle that went beyond the boundaries far more limited motorcycle … normal.

In a typical situation, this bike is transported disassembled to the place to explore …, all in convenient bags! In a few minutes, there are rumors about four, mounts, inflate low pressure tires (220 mm wide) as you do in the summer with the boat, and off you go. Obstacles? Ford? Go up to 100%? Zero problems, the weight of only 50 kg and traction on both wheels allow any territorial acrobatics.

In practice, to be able to move the two wheels simultaneously, each was mounted on a gear wheel, and both, through chain, are connected to an output pinion from the motor. The chassis is rigid, no suspension . Very simple and effective. Of course the 4-stroke single-cylinder engine, it is useless to talk of torque, power, etc. … although, on closer inspection, it is capable of bringing the Taurus 2×2 60 km / h with fuel consumption by the green economy, just 1.2 liters per hour . It also has a 3-speed transmission.

This Taurus 2×2 bike explorer who fears no danger, is available (in Russia) in two variants : the only off-road version and the one homologous for road use with complete electrical system and wheels quad, which reflects a slightly higher weight. E ‘for sale in kit to 35,000 rubles, which can be quantified in approximately 730 Euro . And the bike can also float …!

Taurus 2 Technical Specification : Taurus 2×2

Axels – 2×2
max . speed 60 km.chas ( a 3- speed version)
Engine 2 x cycle. 5-5.5 hp.
transmission – centrifugal clutch
gears -2 (3)
disc brake on the intermediate shaft
carrying capacity of 180 kg .
Fuel – 1.2 L / hr.
Wheel camera UAZ
wheel diameter – 740 mm .
Wheel width – 220 mm.
tire pressure – 0.13 kg / cm.
Ground pressure min. – 0.04 kg / cm.
clearance – 370 mm .
steering angle of the front fork 55 – degrees.
Seat height – 750 mm.
tank capacity – 5.3 liters.
dry weight – 47-50 kg.
minimum – time showdown 10-20 sec. ( detached front fork )
during disassembly max . – 2-4 min. ( includes two bags in the trunk of the Oka )

Turus 2M Technical Specification : Taurus 2×2

Axels-2×2
max. speed 60 km.chas (a 3-speed version)
4 x cycle engine. GF-7 210 hp
transmission-centrifugal clutch
gears-2 (3)
disc brake on the intermediate shaft
Capacity 200 kg.
Fuel-1.2 L / hr.
Wheel-Kings-Tire 26x9x12
wheel diameter – 650 mm.
Wheel width – 220 mm.
tire pressure – 0.13 kg / cm.
Ground pressure min. – 0.04 kg / cm.
clearance – 310 mm.
steering angle of the front fork 55-degrees.
Seat height – 680 mm.
tank capacity – 5.8 liters.
dry weight – 72-74 kg.
minimum-time showdown 10-20

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About Kevin Morris

Kevin is a rider coach for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and Total Control IRC in Ft. Worth and Dallas, TX. When not teaching new riders to ride he is an avid motorcycle enthusiast, moto journalist and photographer. His passion for motorcycles spills into his creative side with photography and videos that show his passion for all things on two wheels. Kevin understands the risks involved in riding a motorcycle and firmly believes in rider training and knowledge to keep himself and you safer on two wheels. His formula for a good motorcyclist: technique + smooth = control Kevin Founder and Editor of RiderGroups.com

  • Kevin Morris

    I don’t know if he has ever released these plans or not. Sorry I don’t have any info on it. http://www.MCrider.com

  • Durran Els

    Can you send the plans or heard anything further where one can get this?

  • Kevin Morris

    As far as I know they are not for sale. There used to be a Russian site that you could buy plans to build your own. Not sure if the online plans are still around or not.

  • rodney coleman

    Nice fun bike to have, are they for sale and can they be sent to Perth, Australia?

  • Need now.thanks

  • Bob

    I want one of those things!
    No, wait. Make it two.
    Oh heII, make it 5 of them!
    And a 6th for parts!

  • Delassise

    i want that bike now, where ? how much ?

  • john a layman

    where do I get one in the states or any where

  • This bike looks like great fun and very pracitical for a hunter or fisherman, or just fun sport. Please let me know if available.

  • Peter Murray Nalley

    DIY kits. it will carry with it a starting price of 35,000 Russian Rubles (about US$980) when it finally becomes available. according to the website, the company has up to four rides planned, including a four-wheeled motorcycle in the pipeline. keep going to see the bike in action.

  • Peter Murray Nalley

    DIY kits. it will carry with it a starting price of 35,000 Russian Rubles (about US$980) when it finally becomes available. according to the website, the company has up to four rides planned, including a four-wheeled motorcycle in the pipeline. keep going to see the bike in action.

  • Peter Murray Nalley

    DIY kits. it will carry with it a starting price of 35,000 Russian Rubles (about US$980) when it finally becomes available. according to the website, the company has up to four rides planned, including a four-wheeled motorcycle in the pipeline. keep going to see the bike in action.

  • Peter Murray Nalley

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    two-wheel drive motorcycle is rare, but not new. however, the Russian Taurus 2×2 All-Terrain Motorcycle is on a league of its own. the two-wheel drive system coupled with super chunky tires allows it to transverse across the toughest terrain imaginable, going where four-wheel drive vehicles can’t but even if it can’t, its mere 47 to 74 kilograms of weight means it is lightweight enough to be picked up and carry over, or at least drag, to where you want to go. don’t believe? catch the video after the break and see it for yourself. there are two models planned: a 2×2 Taurus 2, which is the lightweight version fitted with low-pressure tires, and a 2×2 Taurus 2m, which is a heavier and more powerful model, fitted with serious off-road rubbers.

  • Lianchih Chen

    How can I have one ?

  • Dent Snider

    Want info on how to purchase one of these.

  • Maria

    How much do these cost? Has anyone in the States gotten one yet?

  • MosKito

    hey mate…he wrote MY CESSNA… what do you think who decides what he transports? 😉

  • joao mayrinck

    We have interest in representing this Russian bike in Brazil, We would like to know if there are interest in this business and what is the price.
    regards
    joao

  • CaptD

    If the Russian manufacturer was smart they would sell only their motorcycle parts, pieces that we in the USA and (others places) could then build our own motorcycle!

  • Vincent A Scardina

    I would like to order one of these. Please forward the information needed.
    Thanks
    Vince

  • ken biggs

    where can I get plans in English for one of the motorcycles?

  • nuriel

    how/where or in russia in belgium & the price?

  • p

    Check out Rokon motorcycles. It is very similar

  • Andrew McConnell

    Petrol driven vehicles don’t meet dangerous goods regulations and thus cannot be carried in aircraft. (The risk, of course, is that the cabin of the aircraft fills with petrol fumes, affecting the pilot and passengers in flight.)

  • jack

    How much and where can I get one.

  • George Weathers

    This vehicle is either a close copy or a misidentified Rokon Trailbreaker. Google “Rokon” for lots more information. These things have been around commercially since the 60’s, though the company has had its ups and downs. They’re available to buy, though I haven’t checked the particulars on buying one. I rode one in Utah in 1968, but it didn’t disassemble like this one does and it was a little (not much) heavier. Needless to say, I’m a little old for this sort of thing now.

  • flyboy

    I need a very light-weight, collapse-able motorcycle like this so I can stow it in my small Cessna airplane. Any suggestions for something aavailable in the US?

  • robertlrios

    I need one of those

  • Oleg Skvortsov

    I mean USA made.

  • Oleg Skvortsov

    Sorry guys it’s USA.

  • Oleg Skvortsov

    Thi is ATV Tarus 2M, All-wheel drive two-wheeled motorcycle on low-pressure tires. But you can’t buy it, the guy who is made it selling only blueprints.

    http://www.everybikesnews.com/featured/tarus-2-x-2-the-bike-with-all-wheel-drive

    But there is onother one, similar to this one and it’s made in Russia as well.
    Here is their web site http://www.rokon.com/

    Regards!

  • Anonymous

    Want, need, got to have it!!!

  • Pete Robinson

    Where can I get one of these? Fantastic!

  • Steven Mitchell

    How can I buy this Russian motor bike?

  • jene van der merwe

    Where can I get one?

  • René dick

    Where it get One from of this Russian motorcylce

  • Brand Leon

    How do I get one ?

  • jean

    how do i get one

  • paul

    where do i find one ? more to the point , where do i order one ?

  • geri

    where can i get one ??

  • geri

    where can i order on of these motorcycles???

  • John

    You can’t pack these in two bags, but these have been made in America since the 50’s. Watch their YouTube videos, eerily similar. Enjoy! Rokon dot com

  • Bryan Willett

    Has anyone discovered where this Russian motorcycle can be bought from?
    Thank you

  • thomas hughes

    how do i get one and how much

  • Randy Brown

    How2 Do I border One Of Those Russian Motorcycles?

  • Sean Turra

    Like everyone else I just want to know who makes this bike and how can I go about buying one? Please send me the information as soon as possible. Thank You!

  • dindo

    How can I buy this russian motor bike?

  • Fahad Abdulla

    How can I order a Russian Motorcycle

  • HEP

    géant – great
    combien ça coute ? how much ?
    où ça s’achète ? where ?

  • JoAnne

    How or where can I order a Russian motocycle for m’y husband.

  • luis

    How can I order a Russia motorcycle?