Balloon Wheeled Russian Mini Bike Is The Ultimate Off-Road Toy

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As far as off-road bikes go, this two-wheel-drive mini bike from Russia could very well be the craziest one we've seen in a while.

Designed by Russian firm Motovezedhody,  the Taurus 2X2 is designed to be used on the fields and can handle the toughest of obstacles thrown at it.

So, just what is it about this crazy off-road bike, that makes us want to own one. Let us explain...

Ultra-Light And Ultra Portable

TheTaurus 2x2 is an off-road bike that can almost everywhere and where it can't go, it can easily be carried to.

The bike is extremely lightweight at just 59.8 kilograms, which means that you can pull it up a sharp inclineif it can't pull you up.

The reason for the lightness of the bike is the fact it useshollow frame parts that contain the cables and pipes.

Those Tyres Are Crazy

The tyres on the Taurus are 12-inches wide 25-inches tall and allow the bike to go through any terrain, be it slush or hard rocks.

The bike can power through up to 45 centimetres of snow, something that should help it sell quite well in its frozen homeland.

However, the tyre pressure is kept at just 3psi, as the bike doesn't have any suspension.

Engine Is A Tiny And Reliable

The Taurus 2x2 uses a small but very reliableHonda GX210 engine, that produces around 7bhp and can push the bike to a top speed of 35km/h.

The engine can keep on running for up to 10 hours, thanks to a four-litre engine.

Easy To Transport Around

The Taurus 2x2 can be dismantled in five minutes and all of its parts can be packed into the boot of a car.

Steep Price & An Options List

The Taurus 2x2 is priced at 75,000 roubles (Rs. 75,295) and the bike is currently only available in Russia though Motovezedhody does have plans to sell the Taurus in international markets, in the future.

However, there is an options list which includes a headlight, electric start, and a battery.

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Story first published: Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 20:32 [IST]
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