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Rokon Classic Bikes

Rokon was founded in Vermont by Orla Larsen in 1963 to sell the Nethercutt Trail-Breaker, a 2-wheel-drive motorcycle invented c.1958 by Charlie Fehn and built in Sylmar, California. In 1964 Rokon Inc. bought the manufacturing rights to the Trail-Breaker and marketed the bikes from their Vermont office before moving the business to New Hampshire where they continue in business today.

These motorcycles use a combination of belt, chain, and shaft drives coupled to gear boxes to drive both the front and rear wheel. Older machines were powered by a West Bend (US Motor/Chrysler Marine) 820 2-stroke engine (134cc), while newer machines have either a Honda or Kohler engine of about 6hp. Collector interest in these very unusual motorcycles has risen considerably following the 1998 creation of the web site Rokon World by Bob Gallagher.

These are a slow-speed off-road motorcycle designed for use in the most rugged terrain. Some are capable of 35mph or more, but typical top speed is about 20 mph. Current models are the Trail-Breaker, Ranger and Scout.

Bike Image Description
1963 Rokon Trail-Breaker 1963 Rokon  
1969 Rokon Trail Breaker Motorcycle 1969 Rokon Trail Breaker Motorcycle  
1973 Rokon Trailbreaker 1973 Rokon Trailbreaker  
1973 Rokon 1973 Rokon  
1976 Rokon 340 RTII Rokon 340 RTII