Guido Koch's two-wheel-drive KTM 990 prototype

Will two-wheel-drive motorcycles take off?

Four-wheel drive works in cars, so why hasn’t two-wheel drive taken off? Several manufacturers have courted the idea for motocross or trail bikes. However, none has taken it up seriously because it makes the bike heavy, expensive and it’s only really useful in mud and sand, although having a light front wheel is also important …

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BMW R 1200 GS Adventure xDrive Hybrid BMW announces two-wheel drive GS

BMW ‘announces’ two-wheel-drive GS

BMW has announced a two-wheel-drive version of its R 1200 GS Adventure will be available later this year. While it might seem like a good idea, it’s actually an April Fool’s Day joke, confirmed by BMW Motorrad Australia GM Andreas Lundgren. “There is a very thin border between fact and fiction in their pranks … …

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Revit two-wheel-drive custom

Two wheel drive motorcycle from Revit

Two wheel drive motorcycles have never really taken off, but now a company specialising in motorcycle apparel has had a go. Suzuki thought of the 2WD idea way back in the 1980s, Yamaha tried it about 10 years ago in the Dakar Rally, KTM worked on the technology for a while, and in the 1990s …

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