Is two-wheel drive still crazy, after all these years?

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Is two-wheel drive still after all these years?

AWD Steve Christini

A year at the Indy trade show, Christini told me that he was emphasis from his ‘all-wheel motorcycle kits towards and selling complete bikes. I see that Steve’s company is a road-legal supermoto-style 450 that his system for delivering power to the wheel. That makes the first OEM I know of with an AWD intended for use on asphalt.

A few years ago, Rodney works with Roland a Christini two-wheel drive to one of Sands’ 450cc ‘SuperSingle’ racers. That was probably the closely guarded two-wheel road prototype though that experiment failed to whether two-wheel drive is Big Thing in road bikes, or … end.

But the question “Would 2WD be the biggest safety for real riders on real since ABS?” Frankly, I’m sure that’s true. The is only, “Will you see it in your

Before WWII, several converted conventional bikes to 2WD for use in competition. The use of same-size front and wheels, and simple girder made it relatively easy to use a of additional chain drives to the front hub off the countershaft.

The challenge of power to the front wheel more complex when forks became the de facto standard. Still, dozens of have cobbled together using various combinations and of shafts, chains, and cables, or drive.

The most (commercially) successful was a named Charles Fehn, who the Rokon. It’s hardly at all in 50 years. The large disc are hollow, and Rokon points out they can be used to carry gasoline or water.

Suzuki Falcorustyco

If left empty, they make the bike float. Heck, you can use this thing off .

The success of the Audi Quattro in the early ’80s was probably the for Suzuki’s two-wheel drive concept bike, shown at the ’85 Motor Show. It had hub-centre and hydraulic drive. The Falcorustyco was a concept, although the following Suzuki showed the Nuda.

It had drive to both wheels and tantalizingly close to something could build and sell.

In the early ’90s, Yamaha the slightly less farfetched into production. It’s reported they planned to a two-wheel drive version. licensed James Parker’s suspension technology for the GTS, and system was well suited to

In fact, Parker had patented a 2WD of his own.

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