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This item can be restored. Please see 1969 Rokon Trail-Breaker Motorcycle/Restoration
It's not the prettiest or fastest bike, but it's still really interesting. A motorcycle that climbs mountains? How cool is that?
- Fact 1: Invented in 1958 by Charles Fehn, the two-wheel-drive Nethercutt Trail-Breaker was designed to traverse mountains, dunes, snow, and muddy terrain.
- Fact 2: Orla Larsen, a salesman from Vermont, sold Nethercutt bikes through his company Rokon. In 1964, Nethercutt sold the entirety of the company to Larsen, and Rokon, Inc. became the sole manufacturer and seller.
- Fact 3: The Trail-Breaker's hollow aluminum wheels are designed to hold liquid ballast to improve traction. They often double as spare fuel tanks.
- Fact 4: The hollow wheels of the Trail-Breaker, when filled with gasoline or air, are so large that the motorcycle will float in water.
- Fact 5: Trail-Breakers are still manufactured today, and are favorites of many hunters and park services, who can ride the motorcycle on mountainous foot trails.