Folding Dirtbike Fits in Your Trunk … Not That You’ll Need It To
Don't let the looks fool you: the Taurus 2x2 goes anywhere
We may live in a world of infinite possibilities, but a world of infinite storage space, it is not.
The latest example of origami-like construction comes from Russia in the form of the Taurus 2×2, an off-road-ready bike with 12-inch-wide wheels and jumbo tires.
The squat two-wheel drive motorbike is powered by a four-stroke gas engine that gives it 7 HP, a top speed of 22 MPH and the ability to overcome about a foot and a half of snow. It tips the scales at 205 pounds including its starter, battery and LEDs, and houses a four-liter fuel tank that can hold enough gas to give riders three hours of off-roading before it needs a fill-up.
When the tank is empty and it’s time to leave, it only takes about five minutes to break down the bike into a manageable collection of pieces that can fit into a trunk or the bed of a pickup truck.
In addition to leaving space to pack the Taurus’ super-sized tires, we recommend saving room for a helmet. You may not need roads where this thing’s going, but you’ll definitely want to protect your noggin.
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