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Skidoo/bike/quad thing is ultimate desert racer

Published: 24 July 2009

Updated: 19 November 2014

What’s the best way of crossing the desert at speed? Bike? Car? Snowmobile? Tell you what – hedge your bets and combine all three into this epically focused machine.

The Platune Sand-X 800 T-ATV is powered by an 800cc 2-stroke Rotax twin making 151bhp, and is good for 116 terrifying miles per hour, and a superbike-rivalling 0-60 time of 2.8sec. 

To add to the bizarreness, the Sand-X is a joint venture with Swiss arms buider Swiss Arms AG.

More info and a rather spiffing video at

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