Brutus redefines All-Terrain motorcycles
Take an old three-wheeler and lop off one of those big balloon tires in the back and what you’ve got is the basic concept of the Brutus motorcycle. However, there’s more to this bike than just bloated, knobby tires.
Designed by Alessandro Tartarini, son of the founder of Italian motorcycle-maker ‘Italjet’, the Brutus is powered by a 750cc, single cylinder, 4-stroke engine which puts out 45 hp. It’s coupled to a CVT gearbox with optional reverse and low gears. The components are mounted to a beefy high-strength steel chassis with 14-inch aluminium wheels, riding on Maxxis Bighorn ATV tires which are designed to tackle sand, dirt and rocks. The front tire is 6-inches wide and the rear 7.5-inches. Despite the aggressive tread up front and back, the bike is rear-wheel drive only (unlike the much older Rokon, which is similar in appearance and two-wheel-drive).
The bike is expected to enter the market in early 2013 and may offer an optional sidecar and snow treads. But whether the bike will make it to UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the rest of the GCC is still not known.