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is a Rochester, New Hampshire -based manufacturer that builds 2-wheel-drive off-road motorcycles are sometimes referred to as Moto-tractors.

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Rokon History

Rokon was founded in by Orla Larsen in 1963 to the Nethercutt Trail-Breaker, a 2-wheel-drive invented around 1958 by Fehn and built in Sylmar, In 1964 Rokon Inc. the manufacturing rights to the Trail-Breaker and the bikes from their office before moving the to New Hampshire. where they in business today.

Rokon motorcycle Design

motorcycles use a combination of belt, and shaft drives coupled to boxes to drive both the and rear wheels. Older were powered by a West (US Motor/Chrysler Marine) 820 2-… (134cc), while newer have either a Honda or engine of about 6hp. The are able to hold gasoline or for long distance trips.

These are slow-speed off-road designed for use in the most rugged Some are capable of 35mph or but typical top speed is about 20 Current models are the Trail-Breaker, and Scout.

However, going up steep hills the bike may travel at 0.5 mph.

Rokon RT340 TCR Automatic/CVT

Rokon Ranger

In 1974, Rokon produced the TCR Automatic, using a snowmobile-type CVT. rear wheel only, and dual disc Another unusual feature was a cord to start the engine. The freewheels with the engine at starts to engage about RPM; and is tuned so the engine runs near peak at 6,000 to 6,700 RPM.

The gear ratio is 3.76:1 and 0.87:1. Using a CVT allows a use of a cycle motor with power but narrow power The engine sound is unusual as the stays at a nearly fixed and the transmission ratio changes to speed. The transmission freewheels not driving forward, so there is no braking. The transmission is vented to the for cooling, and so is contaminated by stream and other environmental exposure.

Water causes slipping but goes away; however can cause transmission sticking. on loose surfaces is sometimes as rear wheel breakaway not cause telltale changes in the sound. However, most riding is intuitive and sometimes more convenient as the automatic engine stalls and other with gear selection.

Operation is loud (90.3 ) as the engine is always running except at idle. Despite low wheel weight, about it had trouble pulling wheelies, a for the targeted Enduro riding. were raced by factory from 1971 to 1973 Tom Clark; TCR stands for Tom Clark

In the 48th annual six-days all four riders earned medals for finishing. Cycle test riders reported it for hill climbing and fast on surfaces, but poor on loose and going down hills. [ 1 ]

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