The Platune Sand-X Bike was developed through a collaboration
between Platune, an American company, and Sand-X a Swiss
company specializing in off-road vehicles.
Basically the Platune Sand-X Bike is a snowmobile which
has been modified for use on desert sand dunes instead
of snow. The most obvious modification is up front where
the skis have been replaced by a set of wheels. Also noticeable
is the repositioned radiator which sits out in front of
the vehicle protected by a custom designed set of bull
The Platune Sand-X uses a Rotax 800 cc, 2-cylinder, 2-stroke
engine which develops 160 horsepower. With this powerplant
the Platune Sand-X Bike can accelerate to 60 mph in just
2.8 seconds. Top speed is 115 mph (185 km/h).
Currently the Platune Sand-X Bike is proving popular in
the Middle East with wealthy enthusiasts looking for something
to play in the sand dunes with. But the vehicle is also
finding a place with law enforcement agencies and border
patrol units who require a fast and efficient mode of
transport through areas other vehicles cannot go.
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2Moto Snow Bike