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After seeing this, it’s safe to say the Russians truly are one step ahead of the rest of us. When doomsday comes we’ll be sorry. We’ll be stuck with our near 200hp traditional motorcycles that don’t fold up neatly into canvas bags and tuck away in our little hatchbacks. Our motorcycles aren’t 2-wheel drive and are too heavy to simply tug up a hill and they certainly don’t float. What do these Russians know that we don’t?

Tarus 2 key specs:

2-wheel drive
Max speed: 60 km (37mph)
3-speed with centrifugal clutch
5.5 hp 2-stroke motor
Carrying capacity: 180 kg (396 lb)
Fuel consumption: 1.2-liters/hour (1 gal for 3 hours of fun!)
Ground clearance: 370 mm (14.6 in)
Tank capacity: 5L (1.3 gal)
Dry weight: 50 kg (110 lb)
Disassembles in 2-4 minutes

TheTarus 2 appears to be available as a kit for the DIY’er to self-assemble. “Anyone having the skills and drill grinder can build yourself ATV through the complete documentation.” Sounds legit to us! More here.

Patrick Flynn

Patrick Flynn

Patrick Flynn, a lifelong motorcycle enthusiast, combines over a decade of OEM motorcycle marketing experience with his passion for custom builds. Since 2008, he has been the driving force behind The Bullitt, a digital platform celebrating the art and culture of motorcycles.