Get a first look of this two-wheel drive 100bhp beauty!
CHECK THIS official, two-wheel drive, hill-climbing BMW F800 monster!
Spotted by our friends on Autoblog, the bike features the double-drive system and is powered by a slightly modified version of the parallel twin engine used in the German marque's F800 (which could mean around 100bhp on-tap for the rider – ulp).
We like it, drive to both the front and back may seem a great idea for riding up a near-vertical hill, but imagine what that’d be like hunking a road race bike round a track...
This has actually got a workability from BMW and lets hope the get it better marketing than the diesel bike I remember once hearing about in my younger days.
I can't really see this catching with road bikes as it will take all the fun out of getting the backend to slide out. We will also be looking at a whole new way of riding.
This is a fun idea for the motorcross world but would not practically work on the road.
Posted: 15/07/2008 at 16:51
Posted: 16/07/2008 at 00:43
I stand corrected...
But can you imagine the traction problems with front wheel drive?
We have enough moments with rear wheel drive never mind front also.
Cheers for the correction bud.
Posted: 16/07/2008 at 15:43
Yamaha have been selling a 2WD WR for years called the 2 trak (iirc),
2 trak info
I dont know why this is being peddled as a new invention.
new staff come over from MCN again?
edit - it doesn't look like they sell them any more but they certainly did back in 2004 (ish)
Posted: 16/07/2008 at 16:28
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