Military Rokons In Jordan

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7 MARCH 2001 Source: Military News

Jordanian forces blaze a trail modified motorcycle

The Jordanian Operations Command (SOCOM) has into service an unusual motorcycle originally designed by Inc of the US.

At the April 2000 SOFEX in Amman it was announced that had signed a co-operation agreement the King Abdullah Design and Bureau (KADDB) to develop dual-wheel-drive, off-road motorcycles for and other countries in the Middle and North Africa. A modified of the basic design, designated Desert Ranger, has since devised by KADDB in association Rokon to meet local operating requirements.

An initial batch of four motorcycles was supplied by Rokon to the user to commence extended and evaluation prior to formal of the AB23 Desert Ranger, for March 2001. KADDB and completed their own development and program in October 2000 and since been preparing for of the Desert Ranger at the KADDB in the King Hussein Main Jordan. It is understood all Desert intended for supply throughout the East and North Africa be manufactured and supported from by KADDB, which plans to the vehicle jointly with at IDEX Abu Dhabi in March.

president Thomas Blais IDR that, pending the start of production, the company remains the producer of such dual-wheel motorcycles, which are built for in mountainous terrain rather speed. The engine is coupled to a automatic torque converter under the seat behind the

This acts as a transfer delivering drive to the rear via a chain, and to the front wheel via a that runs through the of the frame and then onto a On both outputs from the case there is a mechanical brake. A clutched coupling the front wheel to freewheel the handlebars are turned off-center so as not to maneuvering.


The first 2×2 motorbike was in the US over 45 years ago, and was aimed at hunters and recreational However, numbers of Rokon have since also supplied for use by US special forces in the and Gulf wars, and to the Brazilian forces.

The baseline model is by a 10hp 146cc Chrysler engine driving through a automatic transmission, but the AB23 Ranger mounts a Kohler, single-cylinder, four-…, fan-cooled engine, which delivers at 4,000rpm. According to Blais the of the four-… engine makes the Ranger quieter in operation any quadbike or all-terrain vehicle. The top in the high-speed range is just 72km/h, and gradient capability is

Rokon Ranger

The main fuel tank 10 liters of gasoline/oil mix, for 500km or six to nine hours of but an additional 9.4 or 17 liters may be carried in of the two auxiliary fuel tanks in each drum-wheel. In desert it is expected one of the drum-wheels would be used for water storage, the weight in the wheels helping to traction.

The Desert Ranger’s dry is 94.3kg (Trail-Blazer, 84kg), and the wheel hubs in combination low-pressure tires enable it to be across deep water The Desert Ranger can ford to a of 61cm and has a ground clearance of

Its low dry weight enables the Desert to be carried on vehicles such as the AB3 Iris or the AB5 special forces’ as a scouting adjunct, or for when soft going or path-widths normal four-wheel drive Accessories include a power kit to drive pumps and generators in the a tow bar, and a sidecar to carry up to 500 lb of additional equipment.

Jordanian forces test Rokon motorcycles. The AB23 variant, with KADDB, is designed to motorized access to otherwise observation points. It is self-floating, and can be on a light mother vehicle.

Its sealed wheel hubs may be to stow supplementary fuel and for several days of autonomous

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