Welcome to ROKONTM
the worlds only manufacturer of dual wheel drive off
road vehicles. For over 40 years ROKONs have taken
riders to places that no other vehicle can. Rugged,
lightweight, with wide tires and a high ground
clearance, ROKONs deliver sure-footed traction and lots
of pulling power. Some fifty accessories complete the
ROKONs unmatched versatility for work or recreational
Roughly 48 years ago, a California inventor set out
to build the ultimate in an off road vehicle. It had to
go anywhere and be a rugged workhorse. With this in mind
a two-wheel drive vehicle with hollow wheels was
designed and produced. Some call it a bike but the name
Mototractor more closely identifies it.
Today the ROKON remains legendary in its abilities,
and we intend to continue and enhance this tradition.
You won't find fancy model names or color options. They
just do not mean much out where you are. However, you
will find ROKONs do one thing better than any other
vehicle made - get the job done.
In the late 1950's J. B. Nethercutt, owner of the
Merle Norman Cosmetics, created the original company to
These two wheel drive wonders caught the imagination of
many. Power to both wheels in a lightweight yet strong
frame design gave riders nimble and versatile traction
off road. The original ROKON design was simple. This
afforded a high degree of reliability. Although there
have been many refinements to today's ROKONs, the idea
of simple reliability lives on in every product.
ROKON appearances on Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom
TV series helped to popularize the machines. Marlin
Perkin's colorful descriptions of Jim Fowler's riding
exploits in Kenya and Peru secured the vehicle's go
anywhere reputation. Even today Jim Fowler continues to
use ROKONs for wild animal research.
The real invention was the unique two-wheel drive
system. With it ROKON is the only vehicle able to go
anywhere. Balanced power and weight gives you the
ability to do more off road.
In the early 1960's the company was purchased and
moved from California to Wilmington, Vermont. Production
of ROKONs began in earnest, and it was well received. A
short time later the company moved to New Hampshire,
where it has remained ever since.
The evolution of the ROKON continues in order to meet
all needs. Each year we add refinements and accessories,
increasing the ROKON's capabilities. ROKON vehicles,
accessories and parts are still sold factory direct and
through a worldwide network of dealers and distributors.
Servicing customers is a priority at ROKON.
ROKON takes pride in manufacturing an all-American
"go-anywhere" vehicle that will provide years of
dependable service. If you would like more information
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