The 2WD Freak Show...

The path to developing a fully functioning two wheel drive motorcycle is littered with the corpses of past experiments, here are four examples...

2Trac R1

In 2000, Yamaha Sweden’s 2Trac R1 was driven by a hydraulic motor in the front wheel hub when traction was deemed to be diminishing. The 2Trac R1 worked well, five seconds faster than a standard R1 around Karlskoga circuit in the wet – although the extra weight of the system meant it had no advantage in the dry.

Join the conversation!

Let us know what you think, just sign up for a free account, leave a comment and get involved!
Register Now