Post Sale Update: This Rokon sold for $3,700 after 11 bids on eBay
Rokon was founded in the early 60s with the intent of developing a “moto-tractor” that featured two wheel drive. This task was achieved with a combination of shaft, chain, and belt drives, and it enabled riders to go nearly anywhere – as long as they weren’t in a rush!
Older Rokons are powered with a 130cc Chrysler engine, which was good for a top speed around 20 miles per hour. You probably expected that. What you may not expect is that the wheels are able to store liquids such as gasoline or water for long distance trips.
The original owner of this example (VIN: 67115) was apparently Dr. Forrest Bird, the inventor of the modern ventilator. It was acquired from his estate in 2017 and then refurbished with new paint and some “mechanical overhauls.”
“The bike was disassembled and refinished in yellow with new decals during the refurbishment, with the selling dealer noting several chips in the paint picked up since. Features include an optional rear tow bar, an early-style coffin fuel tank with a plastic cap, and a sprung Aquila solo seat as well as a chrome engine guard, footrests, and side stand.”
Find this Trail Breaker for sale in Calabasas, California with an unmet opening bid of $1,000 here on eBay.