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Rokon 2x2.

Loren and Patricia Upton, with Juan Rivas, made an all-land crossing of the Darien Gap using a Rokon Trail-Breaker two wheel drive motor-bike in 1995. This is but the latest of their many exploits in that region, Patricia having recently written an adventurer's guide to the Darien Gap

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In the Darien Gap - L. L. and P. E. Upton

The Rokon Trail-Breaker is a true two wheel drive motor-cycle. Wide low-pressure tires (tyres) are fitted and a unique feature is the extra fuel capacity carried within each wheel. An automatic transmission is used and the weight kept down to 185lbs to ease man-handling over truly severe terrain (see above).

Specifications - Rokon Trail Breaker 2x2 Motor Cycle.

  • loa: 77", width: 31", height: 41", (handle-bars), fording: 24"
  • wheelbase: 49", grnd clearance: 15"
  • weight: 185lbs
  • Chrysler single cylinder 2-stroke, 146cc,
  • power: 10HP at 8000rpm, max speed 40mph (60kph)
  • transmission: 3 speed, automatic with torque converter, full-time front and rear wheel drive, ie. 2x2
  • suspension: balloon tyres, brakes: disc/disc
  • tyres: 6.70x15 tubed, 3.5psi, fuel-tank: 2.69 gal' (US) [+ 4.5 gal' per wheel]
- L_A11ison

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