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Rokon Ranger

This Motorcycle Floats, Mountains, And Brings Down Helicopters

Winter weather, remains in full force in of the country with motorcycle anxiously looking at the 10-day for any sign of warm and dry.

But ice and are no obstacles for owners of the brand claims the title of being the oldest continuously produced in America. Care to wager a as to its name?

By all accounts, it is Rokon, a which might be unfamiliar, you peruse old issues of Popular magazines, are a high country or maybe a mercenary. The little 200 cc is the true all weather, all terrain of motorcycles.

Of all the motorcycle brands that come and gone during the half-century, few would have Rokon to be a survivor. The two-wheel machine was invented and the first application filed by Charlie a California entrepreneur, in 1959.

As the goes, Fehn didn’t the financial wherewithal to bring his to market on his own. He pitched the to George Nethercutt, wealthy of the Merle Norman Cosmetics, and benefactor of the Nethercutt Auto ( ), who saw a business opportunity and production of the machines in Sylmar,

The brand’s ownership changed times durings the subsequent 60 + The company moved east, and has in New Hampshire since the late

Many Americans learned the Rokon from television’s The Kingdom. A youngish Jim Fowler is seen, astride a Trail-Breaker, off road to the haunts of exotic or snakes. In a more recent a … looking Jim speaks of the

More recently, Sly Stallone down an enemy helicopter by a camo Rokon in Expendebles II:

Showing off its full capabilities, Tim Ralston puts a Trail-Breaker its paces:

The Rokon has gone many tweaks over the but the basic machine has hardly Today there are 3 models: The ($6,975) is the most famous. It 218 lbs. and is powered by a 208cc 7hp engine with three clutchless transmission.

Its 2.69 fuel tank allows 9 hours of operation on a fill. 35 mph top speed. The Ranger ($6675) a 160cc 5hp Honda engine.

Rokon Ranger

The ($6375) is similar to the Trail-Breaker but the hollow wheels and floating suspension.

The Border Patrol has deployed on remote trails in the past but now to have gone the high route with drones and much more expensive wheel vehicles. The Trail-Breaker is by the military of several foreign

Part of the versatility of the Rokon is its and we aren’t talking chrome. A is available, but that’s not so unique. But how your Harley or Honda a log skidder, a three-gang mower, or a harrow?

How about a sprayer can be used for fighting forest

Another of Charlie Fehn’s ideas was Rokon’s hollow wheels. These enable the to float or can be filled with 2 gallons of water, fuel, or liquids that could allow you to keep the party at a remote campsite for an extended

To get some seat time on a I rode a normal motorcycle Tiger) to a Rokon dealership in Shoals, Alabama. I didn’t any streams, jump fallen or attempt to launch the Trail-Breaker at any traffic, but did gain an understanding for the capabilities and its simplicity. There is special about pulling the rope starter and hearing the motor fire up (electric is available).

The company say that most ever built are still and they routinely receive to have older machines instead of replaced, so strong is the affection. Visit the company’s at

Rokon Ranger

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