Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Survival Bike by Motoped



Ever needed to bug out of town in a hurry? Wanted to travel trails and terrain where even a motorcycle might not be totally practical? Well, you don't have to wait for the zombie apocalypse to get a bike that would prepare you for one. The Survival Bike by Motoped might be the ticket for you. Marketed as "your tactical blank canvas", it's a utilitarian, military-inspired motorized mountain bike outfitted with a customizable universal rack that accepts a various bolt-on mounts, harnesses, and fitments so you can pack what's necessary to you.



A primary fuel tank plus the added fuel from two side-mounted tanks will take you 400 to 500 miles without a fill-up. If you really do need to run from those blood-thirsty zombies having a range like that could be good. Or, maybe a bit more practical, if this was in the back of an RV on a Baja surf trip and you ran out of gas (we've done it before), this really could be a life saver.
Each can be purchased as either a fully-assembled bike that's ready to ride (including stock 49cc engine), or as a partially assembled kit (supply your own engine), or as a KD box-kit you assemble yourself from the ground-up and bolt your own engine onto.

SURVIVAL BIKE
SPECS
Engine Displacement - 49cc / 125cc 
Max Horsepower - 49cc - 2.41 HP @ 7500 RPM / 125cc - 7.78 @ 7500 RPM
Max Torque - 49cc - 1.70 ft-lbs @ 5500 RPM / 125cc - 6 ft-lbs @ 5000 RPM
Starter Type - 49cc - Electric / 125cc - Electric & Kickstart
Front Suspension - Adjustable DNM USD-8 Forks (8" travel)
Rear Suspension - Adjustable DNM Burner - RCP2 Shock
Brakes - Hayes Prime DH Hydraulic Forged 4 - Piston Calipers. Hayes 224 (9") Rotors
Rim Size - Alex Rims 26" Front & 24" Rear
Tire Size - Front: 24 x 2.6 Rear: 24 x 3
Wheelbase - 52"
Bottom Bracket Height - 10"
Seat Height - 35" (Adjustable)
Max Speed - 24 MPH
Unit Weight - 132 lbs. 
FEATURES
• Patented Jacksaft Pedal Drive System
• 165mm Square Tapered Aluminum Crank Arms
• DNM Adjustable Front and Rear Suspension (8” active travel)
• 4130 Chromoly Single Tube Frame (2.8” Wall Thickness)
• Double Heat Treated 6061 Aluminum Swing Arm
• 22” by 6” Aluminum Rear Rack (50 lb max load)
• Hayes Prime DH Hydraulic Forged Mono-bloc 4-Piston Calipers Front & Rear
• Hayes 224mm (9”) Rotors Front & Rear
• Custom Motoped® Alex Rims 26” F & 24” R 36H 13 gauge spokes (Wider, thicker dual wall design)
• 1 Gallon Storage Tanks (x2)
• Custom Motoped® performance rear hub


If the Survival Bike isn't for you, maybe the Tarus 2, a Russian-built 2x2 Armageddon Motorcycle should be your vehicle of choice. Check it out here.

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