Russian One-Upsmanship on Good American Ingenuity

Hi readers.  If you’re like me you’ve been admiring Rokon motorcycles from the 1970s onward, but never got around to purchasing one.  Damn it all.  Made more sense than any trail bike ever manufactured.  Good old American ingenuity.

So what happened?  The Rooskies did Rokon one better.  Built it out of ceramic frame members instead of steel, made it so light Barbie can lift it over her head and trek up a mountain with it.

Tarus 2M (Military Russian Motorcycle)-floats, packs, portable and gets you wherever you need to go

Meanwhile Rokon’s just kept glitzing it up, driving the cost up and not really adding anything essential.  $795 would buy the first Rokon I ever saw for sale.  Today they probably might as well only be sold to the defense industry and celebrities.

Tim Ralston’s Rokon Field Test

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3 responses to “Russian One-Upsmanship on Good American Ingenuity

  1. Sort of changes the meaning of the phrase “mountain bike.”

  2. It does indeed look like the Taurus 2 is a better mouse trap than the Rokon.
    It’s never a good idea to stray too far from your roots. I can imagine the Taurus already in my neck of the Rocky Mountains in south eastern British Columbia. Dealers here need to keep up with this one.

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