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post #1 of 8 Old 08-29-2007, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Question Two Wheel Drive

This looks like an interesting new technology.

Anyone ever look into something like this. It would be interesting to try it out.


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post #2 of 8 Old 08-29-2007, 07:10 PM
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They had one of those 2wd. chassis at Thumper Racing here in Marshall. It is very cool looking. That company builds some nice stuff. It seems cool, but it surely adds considerable weight. It also torque steers a bit to the right. I bet the gyroscopic effect when jumping would take some getting used to. It has a lever on the bars to disengaged though. I would love to ride one.

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post #4 of 8 Old 08-29-2007, 08:04 PM
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That idea has been around for a while now. I'm glad to see it gaining some momentum. The newer design is much more desirable. Size wise & how it gets the power to the front. How it works

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Interesting, need a vid.

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post #6 of 8 Old 08-29-2007, 09:20 PM
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So when you're leaned over in a corner and you apply the front brake the bike will try to stand up or run wide.

With a 2WD single track vehicle when you apply the throttle when leaned over the bike will lean over further. You have to adjust the way your steer even when on constant throttle and it's not a pleasant sensation.

The best choice seems to be the Yamaha 2-Trac that has a fluid drive to the front wheel and limits the amount of power it delivers. It's best in deep sand or bog.

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post #7 of 8 Old 08-29-2007, 09:24 PM
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Whatever happend to the Yamaha MX bike prototype that was tested a year or so ago? Hydraulic front wheel drive, in testing it was breaking lap records. There was some hoopla about rules, and the project just seemed to disappear. From the original article I read it appeared Yamaha was almost ready to go into production with the bike.

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post #8 of 8 Old 08-29-2007, 11:26 PM
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They ran it in Dakar, and have shown it at bike shows up here in Canada so they must have passed it around in the US too.

The price was breathtaking, and it's heavier than a equivalent bike, and it really only works in deep sand or a bog.

Might as well just get a Rokon and get it over with.

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