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Russia: New all-terrain two-wheel drive motorcycle tested in Kaluga02:32

Russia: New all-terrain two-wheel drive motorcycle tested in Kaluga

Russian Federation, Kaluga Region
March 10, 2017 at 19:19 GMT -00:00 · Published

A brand new all-terrain vehicle called 'Tarus' was tested in the forests and fields of the Kaluga Region of Russia, on Friday.

The vehicle is a two-wheel drive motorcycle which is extra-light and can be easily transported inside a car. Despite the fact it only has a 6-horsepower 200 cc engine and has absolutely no suspension, it has outstanding off-road capabilities and can be driven through snow, mud, water and sand.

Co-founder of the company Motorcycle 2x2, which produces the Tarus, Aleksei Labai, explained that, "in this particular model we have already installed a full-time two-wheel drive, which can get you out from wherever you want" adding that even "when the motorcycle is stuck" you can simply get off and pull it out with ease.

Labai stated that the concept belonged to engineer Aleksander Zinin, who "made a toy off-road two-wheel drive vehicle for his son" sparking the unique idea of creating a compact-size off-roader which fit into a car trunk, which in turn attracted the attention of many people. The team has reportedly created a small-series production of the motorcycles and in half a year they hope to start exporting to foreign customers.

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A brand new all-terrain vehicle called 'Tarus' was tested in the forests and fields of the Kaluga Region of Russia, on Friday.

The vehicle is a two-wheel drive motorcycle which is extra-light and can be easily transported inside a car. Despite the fact it only has a 6-horsepower 200 cc engine and has absolutely no suspension, it has outstanding off-road capabilities and can be driven through snow, mud, water and sand.

Co-founder of the company Motorcycle 2x2, which produces the Tarus, Aleksei Labai, explained that, "in this particular model we have already installed a full-time two-wheel drive, which can get you out from wherever you want" adding that even "when the motorcycle is stuck" you can simply get off and pull it out with ease.

Labai stated that the concept belonged to engineer Aleksander Zinin, who "made a toy off-road two-wheel drive vehicle for his son" sparking the unique idea of creating a compact-size off-roader which fit into a car trunk, which in turn attracted the attention of many people. The team has reportedly created a small-series production of the motorcycles and in half a year they hope to start exporting to foreign customers.

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