Et tu Brutus?

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Fitted with the wheels, tires and even motor from a big ATV, this Brutus is sort of an upsize update to the Rokon theme, just without two-wheel drive. Those big, low-pressure tires are supposed to help it ride through deep mud, loose sand or other challenging terrain at controlled, low speeds. That suits its purpose as a utility bike able to carry men and equipment into remote areas.

The motor is a 750cc single mated to a CVT transmission. Sounds like a Suzuki King Quad to us. It puts out 49bhp and can be operated in reverse.

That’s because the Brutus is intended to be fitted with a sidecar or snowmobile kit. The latter brings a front ski and rear track.

Other accessories include a winch, tow bar or generator, or likely anything you can plug into a vehicle that’ll make working in the outdoors easier.

Designed by former Lambretta designer and Italjet heir Alessandro Tartarini, the Brutus is said to be entering production next year under the OVER brand, where it should retail for something in the 7-8,000 Euro range. It’ll be interesting to see how it adapts itself to road legality, we’re not sure those quad tires are certified for on-street use.

  • Dani Peral

    WOW, it looks like a weird husqvarma beach racing prototype…

  • Patrick from Astoria

    Official bike of Kamchatka?

    Oh, and Jesus, PLEASE don’t let the hipsters find out about Rokons. That’s just too dangerous.

  • Kevin

    Looks like an enlarged and modified ruckus

  • http://cynic13th.livejournal.com/ cynic

    It seems a bit over styled for something that sounds like it wants to be a work horse.

    I’m not saying it doesn’t look pretty tough.. just a bit too… polished? Shiny?

  • nick2ny

    The Alaska-conquering BW350 is dead, long live Brutus!

    Truly though, a CVT it an automatic, and makes me feel sick after riding for a while. Clicking up and down through gears makes me start imagining races and I start riding faster.

  • John

    Now THAT is bloody awesome.

    Take note, Husky.

  • Gregory

    Doesn’t a Yamaha TW 200 do the same thing already, at half the price?

    -g

  • http://www.racetrackstyle.com Racetrack Style

    Reverse? Even better

  • rohorn

    Looks like Bimota found a Honda TR200…

  • webbiker

    I want to see that ridden and cornering. I can’t imagine how it handles when leaning into a corner.

  • Grinnling

    Me want!!!!