Tim Ralston of National Geographic ‘s Doomsday Preppers Field Tests the ROKON Motorcycle

Tim Ralston, Survival Gear Expert and spokesman for NatGeo’s Doomsday Preppers filed tests the ultimate All Terrain “Moto-Tractor” – THE ROKON 2-Wheel Drive Motorcycle.

A favorite transport vehicle of Special Forces Operatives and Search and Rescue Personnel worldwide, the American Made ROKON has dominated the survival cycle industry for over 50 years.

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  1. James Sprecker
    James Sprecker 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    First time I saw the early version of these was on Mutual of Omaha Wild Kingdom. I think it may have been Jim Fowler riding along with someone else on another Rokon and they had them in deep water.

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  2. TheBeerTracker .Jaybeertracker
    TheBeerTracker .Jaybeertracker 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    Great video apart from the shite music.

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  3. Matthew Sayre
    Matthew Sayre 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    Thanks so much for the demonstrations.  I would love to see more.

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  4. Skeets K
    Skeets K 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    That is one noisy SOB !!!

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  5. fukthegoog
    fukthegoog 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    Wish I could get a couple of these here in Malaysia

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  6. firefighter3428
    firefighter3428 24 June, 2016, 09:24
  7. HachiZenki
    HachiZenki 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    The Unimog of motorcycles?

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  8. Riding The USA
    Riding The USA 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    Two wheel drive ROKON – Pretty amazing little bike
    Tim Ralston of National Geographic 's Doomsday Preppers Field Tests the ROKON Motorcycle

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  9. DrDennis77
    DrDennis77 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    are they street legal?

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  10. johnnye263
    johnnye263 24 June, 2016, 09:24


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  11. littleteethkeith
    littleteethkeith 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    Super cool machine. It sucks that they cost $7,500 American. 

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  12. Rachel George
    Rachel George 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    Really cool!!

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  13. Nelson Nguyen
    Nelson Nguyen 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    dose it have a back spenchions

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  14. DDK7382
    DDK7382 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    Great vid, cool bike/ workhorse. Would be great up in the Yorkshire Dales or Highlands of Scotland.
    But please, ditch that sound track, why do you yanks have to put banal rock music to every video. AAAAARGH!

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  15. jose de almeida
    jose de almeida 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    Tim Ralston of National Geographic 's Doomsday Pr…: http://youtu.be/MqUgXZ1PfaM

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    REDBILLY HILLNECK 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    I'd like to see a top trials rider work one of these over.

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  17. Sale_Shark
    Sale_Shark 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    Cool 2 wheel drive bike. They need to put a little modern diesel engine in it, like the one in a Smart Car for example and then sell it in Europe. The Farmers and outdoor types would love it then !!!

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  18. calcagnolibero
    calcagnolibero 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    Buy yourself a Mountain Bike and ride like real men. Stop polluting the outdoor!!!!!

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  19. Miguel Grande
    Miguel Grande 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    You should try the side car option available for  it!

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  20. Chris Callaghan
    Chris Callaghan 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    what kind of helmet are you wearing?

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  21. unL33T
    unL33T 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    I'd like one if I could legally ride it on the road in Ontario, Canada.

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  22. wade jones
    wade jones 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    cool for what it is

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  23. plaid13
    plaid13 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    Neat toy but too bad they dont design them to be a bit more like dirt bikes. a real transmission so you could get up to a decent speed. Even if it was just 45mph. Most stuff you would want something like this for would be better off with a quad. Just to have fun with 2 wheel drive off road i think i would rather give a christini awd dual sport a try. Go almost anywhere and still be able to hit the highways. Just cant haul around lots of gear.

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  24. Wade in the water
    Wade in the water 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    If u dont know all ready rokon has a side car for more gear

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  25. GearUpCenter.com
    GearUpCenter.com 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    Hi Junkeo,

    Thanks for the post. The Gear Up crew just got back a week ago from Washington and had the pleasure of meeting with Orla and the Rokon Nation members. Orla's an AWESOME character, and we even discussed the evolution of the brand name. You are right on all notes. The turn of phrase we heard a lot around the camp fire that employed both pronunciations was "Rock On, Rokon!"

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  26. junkeo
    junkeo 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    Yo Jethro,
    If you have an opinion get it right. You read an article once, that's great. I've met with Orla Larsen a number of times at Rokon Rendezvous and other events. (Google Orla if you don't know who he is). Orla is just about the only one in the entire field that says RockOn. He says they wanted to use the pronunciation as in On Rocks. He also acknowledges that NOBODY pronounces it that way. A few do.. yes.. but you sound like a dork if you do. Obviously YOU are not a Rokon rider. So hush!

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  27. GearUpCenter.com
    GearUpCenter.com 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    What info are you looking for Orson? We'll try to include it in the next vid!

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  28. Silent Rage
    Silent Rage 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    hello from the united kingdom. this bike is amazing. love all your videos.

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  29. Jota61LaJolla
    Jota61LaJolla 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    Oh by the way you did a really good test and that is one rokin' video . Thank you for showing this great bike to the world ,cheers Mick .

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  30. Jiggle My pickle
    Jiggle My pickle 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    tim send a lesson on how to ride to that ghostdesertwarrior idiot on how to ride.maybe then he won't bad mouth a great AMERICAN made product due his personal ignorance.i notice you didnt mount a kid on the back,go hill climbing watermelon size boulders then bitch when he flips it,floods the top end with oil out in the middle of no where and then post a comment disabled vid about what a piss poor design this was cuz hes got oil on his belt.great machine.gotta be smarter than the tool i guess.

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  31. GearUpCenter.com
    GearUpCenter.com 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    Hi muley180 – Thanks for viewing. We are unfamiliar with the article you mention, but that's an interesting note. We are VERY familiar with the CURRENT pronunciation of the Rokon brand name (roke-on), as we endorse the line. You can check us out in our 2013 Shot Show video alongside the ROKON company at their booth. Also check out the ROKON on the Pawn Stars clip here on youtube. The current pronunciation of our favorite cycle is reflected there as well. Hope this has been informative. Best.

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  32. Jethro Bodine
    Jethro Bodine 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    Hey Tim, It's pronounced Rock-On not Rokon. The original inventor and manufacturer published an article on the naming and pronunciation of the name. If you do a video, get the name right. Your credibility and reputation ride on your ability to pronounce the name of the bike correctly. Stop embarrassing yourself. Get with the program or stop the videos. Seriously?

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  33. Jethro Bodine
    Jethro Bodine 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    It is pronounced Rock-on! Argue with the original inventor and manufacturer of the bike, he gives a detailed explanation of the naming and spelling of the vehicle. Please get it right when doing a demo video. Thanks

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  34. GearUpCenter.com
    GearUpCenter.com 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    All is well and every component is fully functioning after the swim! We'd seen others head into water with the ROKON and were blown away when we conducted our own field test. Amazing machine.

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  35. Candown
    Candown 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    Did the water drain out of the headlamp quickly? At 8:20 you can see a fair bit sloshing around in there……

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  36. Edgar Garcia
    Edgar Garcia 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    I want one I would mob that everywhere

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  37. Garnett M
    Garnett M 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    Mechanical horse really .

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  38. ItsDLC
    ItsDLC 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    Great water footage. The drive train does not really disconnect at a full turn ,it just slips enough while turning to keep from throwing you to the ground.

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  39. John Grammaticus
    John Grammaticus 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    I don't know who you are but this is awesome and I subscribe. Proceed.

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  40. James Maher
    James Maher 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    Great video, very cool little bike.

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  41. msfinkers
    msfinkers 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    Hi tim thanks for your test.

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  42. ZombieSurvivalist712
    ZombieSurvivalist712 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    Your doomsday pepper Episode was awesome it was one of the coolest and how much could i get a crovel for like whats the usual price thanks

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  43. bulg7430
    bulg7430 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    Thanks for the response! Can't wait for the weight test vid. Have a good one.

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  44. GearUpCenter.com
    GearUpCenter.com 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    Hey bulg7430, thanks for watching and for the kudos! At Gear Up we love testing every piece of gear we carry – especially fantastic American Made machinery like the ROKON. No worries on the brass comment at all – it was a prudent point. The official Gear Up / Tim Ralston Signature Series ROKON will be priced right at around $7900 (*depending on options and upgrades). Thanks for the shout out and please hit me and the Gear Up crew for info on the adventure gear we carry any time!


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  45. bulg7430
    bulg7430 24 June, 2016, 09:24

    What's the price man? I am also very impressed with you. Because you answered me last time about picking up your brass. Wasn't being a smart ass or anything. Just trying not to give anti gun people anything to wine about. Lol let me know the price very interested…

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