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Check this bike out – it’s a 60kg mud-plugger sitting on 12-inch wide, 25-inch high tyres. It’s Russian and can be packed into the boot of a car. It’s called the Taurus 2×2 and whilst it’s been doing the rounds in the motherland for a few months it’s starting to get noticed in Europe.

Designed by Motovezedhody in Russia, the bike is apparently ‘ideal for hunting, fishing, travelling and riding off-road’.

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‘Due to the light weight all-terrain, this vehicle is very easy to operate in difficult conditions,’ explains Motovezedhody on the firm’s website.

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‘In just five minutes, you can detach the front fork with the wheel and remove the racks and place it in the truck of a car when needed’. The bike uses a Honda GX210 motor, has a 3 gallon petrol tank which lets it run for 10 hours off-road.

It’s top speed may be only 22mph but the Taurus gets a two-gear box, low and high range. It’s like a mini-Land Rover that can cover almost anything that can be thrown at it.

Motovezedhody is selling this vehicle for around 75,000 Russian rubles, which is just a little more than $1,100, and the firm has already produced a several dozen for distribution.

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