R16 Shotgun II

BE WARNED! The Rorty R16 Shotgun II is not for the faint of heart. An R16 Shotgun fitted with a large 4 cylinder bike motor can punch out over 365 BHP per tonne, and can accelerate to 100 kph (62 MPH) in well under 4 seconds, with speeds over 200 kph (124 MPH)!

The R16 Shotgun II is one of the latest in the Rorty line-up of successful buggy designs used both in competition and recreational driving.

The main structure of the Shotgun’s chassis is constructed from 1.5″ DOM tube. This provides an immensely strong chassis and larger diameter tube also makes the Shotgun eligible to enter a variety of race series in the USA, Australia and other countries too.

The Shotgun boasts double A-arm front suspension and trailing arm rear suspension, with air shocks all-round to smooth the roughest rails and soak up the biggest landings. Drawings are supplied for left-hand drive configuration; however, it can be constructed in either left-hand or right-hand drive configurations simply by mirroring the relevant drawings. So you can keep your hands firmly on the wheel, the Shotgun has a mechanical gear shift paddle situated directly in front of the steering wheel which makes changing gear swift and positive. Drawings are also supplied for those wanting a more traditional shift lever.

Overview

BUGGIES

Seats: 2
Build Options: Various build options available
Ideal Terrain: DESERT TRAIL, CAMS READY
Weight*: 500 kg [1100 lbs]
Power To Weight*: 300 kW/tonne [365hp/t]
* Variable depending on choice of power plant, wheels, tyres and other customisable items

PARTS

TOOLS

TRIKES

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All the design features and safety of a full-size 2 seat buggy in a competition ready ultralite package, awesome!
Price: $30.00$580.00





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SKU R16 Category

Video Gallery: Check out the R16 Shotgun II in action

Manuals, Kits & Parts Options

R16 Shotgun II Build Manual

One thing the manual and drawings are not short of is detail!​

The manual and plans have been carefully produced to enable competent DIYers to construct a full-bore ultralite buggy for themselves by following highly detailed and easy to read drawings in conjunction with the construction kits available from Rorty.

The minimum requirement for chassis and suspension construction is the manual and plans along with the R16 Shotgun II Laser Cut Plate Kit.

Included Free – Rorty Race Seat Manual and DXFs – Rorty Tube Bender #1 Manual!​

The manuals and plans contain:​

  • 172 pages of clear instructions
  • Supporting images and further colour illustrations throughout the text
  • Dual dimensioned technical and working drawings
  • Chassis build table drawing
  • Tube marker drawing
  • Tabulated fastener lists
  • Tabulated materials lists
  • Tabulated parts lists
  • Build tips and hints for the beginner to advanced builder
  • Supplier information
Format:
  • PDF Package
  • Zip file for instant download

Print to your favourite paper size by choosing fit to page in your print options.

R16 Shotgun II Laser Cutting Files Complete

DXF files for you to take to you local laser cutter!​

You can have your local laser cutter, waterjet cutter or plasma cutter CNC cut all the plate components for your R16 Shotgun II Buggy.  You get a great quality finish and save many hours or work.

Files are grouped by plate thickness and material type.  You can choose to have them all cut at once or cut them in smaller batches as your build progresses.  A key dimension (inch and metric) is included on each file to allow your cutter to double check the scaling when importing the files to their cutting equipment software.  Part numbers are included on the drawings and can be laser engraved during the cutting process.  A part number and drawing number key is also included to allow you to match parts to the build manual drawings.

The build manual is required to complete the build, DXF files are for laser cut plate parts only, no assembly instructions included.

Files are included for three front upright caliper plates to suit three different front hub and brake packages as detailed in the build manual. Only one set should be cut.

Format:​
  • Individual DXF files compressed to single Zip file for instant download

Files for all plate parts as detailed in the laser cut plate kit are all included.

DXF files are for single use only in accordance with our terms and conditions.

R16 Shotgun II Laser Cut Plate Kit

These kits are like a precision steel jig-saw!

This Rorty laser cut plate kit takes advantage of the

latest in manufacturing techniques and provide you with all the plate components you require to complete your buggy chassis, suspension arms and uprights and will save you a lot time and effort.

Items such as the front uprights, shrouds, hangers and mounts are designed to be self jigging, requiring only a rubber mallet (and possibly a file for de-burring) to assemble state of the art, highly accurate, lightweight components ready for welding.

Plates are precision laser cut and engraved with part numbers for ease of identification.  In addition to the parts required to build your buggy, also included are the DXF files for precision cut tabs

required to construct the A-arm jigs detailed in the build manual.  The DXFs only are supplied save shipping weight and the tabs can also be hand cut and drilled if required.

The 10mm (3/8″) plate work is not included in the kit and can be supplied separately (See the R16 Shotgun II Laser Cut Plate Kit 10mm only).  As the 10mm plate pieces weigh 14.4 kg (32 lbs), DXF files are supplied so you can have them cut at your local laser cutter.

Included in this kit:

Front Suspension

  • A-Arm Mounts

  • Logo Rack Plate
  • Front Upright components to suit Rorty Hub and Wilwood Kit (sold separately)
  • Lower A-arm Components

Steering Column

  • Steering Column Shroud components
  • Shift Paddle components (aluminium)
  • Steering Wheel Flange
  • Shift Cable Keeper and components

Pedal Hangers

  • Pedal Hanger components
  • Cable and spring eyes and arms
  • Pedal arms and stops

Shock Mounts

  • Front Shock Mount Components
  • Rear Shock Mount Components

Trailing Arms

  • Trailing Arm Mounts (Mount 1-5)
  • Trailing Arm Shock Mounts

Mounts and Tabs

  • Bottom Steering Bearing Mount
  • Gussets
  • RPM final drive Mounts
  • Fixed and loose front engine mounts
  • Chain Tensioner components
  • Crotch Strap Mounts

Jig Tabs

  • Jig Tab .50 Inch – DXF only supplied (12 required)
  • Jig Tab .75 Inch – DXF only supplied (2 required)

10mm (3/8″) Platework – 2 DXF files supplied

Total 102 pieces

Kit Weight: 18.5 kg (40.7 lbs)

Worldwide Shipping

NOTE: Final Prices Subject to Quote Due to Steel Price Fluctuations

R16 Shotgun II Machined Components Kit A

Precision CNC machined from the best quality materials.

The Rorty machined components kit provides you with all the buggy specific CNC machined components you require to complete your buggy chassis and suspension.

In addition to the parts required to be fitted to your buggy, included are the machined bushes you to construct the suspension arm jigs detailed in the build manual.

Your build manual details how all this fits together and what additional readily available off-the-shelf hardware or other parts might be required.

Due to the various options available, front hubs bearings and brake components are not part of this kit but are available separately.

Parted tube components used in conjunction with the CNC components are available as the R16 Shotgun II Machined Components Kit B.

Included in this kit:

Steering Components

  • Tie Rods (2)

Upright Components

  • Rear Wheel Adaptors (5/205 stud) (2)
  • Rear Wheel Hub Cap (to suit adaptor) (2)

Suspension Components

  • A-arm Ferrules (4)
  • Delrin(R) Trailing Arm Pivot Bushes (8)
  • Trailing Arm Stainless Crush Tubes (4)
  • Delrin(R) A-Arm Pivot Bushes (16)
  • A-arm Stainless Crush Tubes (8)

Suspension Jig Components

  • Jig Weld Bushes (Brass) (4)

Total 50 Pieces

Kit Weight: 7.8kg (17.2lbs)

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R16 Shotgun II Laser Cut Plate Kit 10mm only

The final pieces of the jig saw!

The 10mm (3/8″) plate work for the R16; precision laser cut.  For those that do not have a local laser cutter to complete these items.

Included in this kit:

10mm (3/8″) Plates

  • Trailing Arm Jig Hub Plate (2)
  • Trailing Arm Hub Plates (2)

Total 4 pieces

Kit Weight: 14.4 kg (32 lbs)

Worldwide Shipping

Note: Final Prices Subject to Quote Due to Steel Price Fluctuations

R16 Shotgun II Machined Components Kit B

Precision cut from the best quality materials.

The Rorty Machined Components Kit B provides you with all the buggy specific parted tube components you require to complete your buggy chassis and suspension arms, and uprights.  Parted tube components are produced on a lathe to have dead square ends, these cannot be DIY cut square without a lathe.

In addition to the parts required to be fitted to your buggy, included are the machined spacers for you to construct the suspension arm jigs detailed in the build manual.

Your build manual details how all this fits together and what additional readily available off-the-shelf hardware or other parts might be required.

CNC machined components used in conjunction with the parted tube components are available as the R16 Shotgun II Machined Components Kit A.

Included in this kit:

Chassis Components

  • Transom Crush Tube (2)

Steering Components

  • Main Steering Shaft (1)
  • Steering Stem (1)

Upright Components

  • Steering Arms (2)

Suspension Components

  • Trailing Arm Pivot Eyes (4)
  • Front A-arm Pivot Eyes (8)
  • A-arm Shock Mounts (4)

Suspension Jig Components

  • Trailing Arm Jig Spacers (2)
  • A-arm Jig Tab Spacers (4)
  • A-arm Jig Tab Angle Spacer (1)
  • A-arm Shock Mount Spacer (1)

Total 30 Pieces

Kit Weight: 6.5kg (14.3lbs)

Worldwide Shipping

Full Specifications

Seats 2
Build Options Various build options available
Ideal Terrain DESERT TRAIL, CAMS READY
Chassis 38.1mm [1.5”] OD DOM steel tube
Engine Any chain or belt drive, motorbike or snowmobile engine
Power Capacity* 150 kW [200hp]+ depending on choice of power plant
Front Suspension Double, unequal length, tubular A-arms, air shocks
Rear Suspension Tubular trailing arms, air shocks
Steering Rack and pinion, 1.3 turns lock to lock
Front Brakes Wilwood GP320 4 piston callipers with Ø267mm [10.5"] ultralight vented rotors
Rear Brakes Wilwood GP320 4 piston calliper with Ø267mm [10.5"] ultralight vented rotor
Final Drive RPM forward / neutral / reverse box or chain drive cassette, no differential (options available)
Front Wheels & Tyres* 30 x 9.50 R15 on Rorty 3 piece 15" x 7.5" rims
Rear Wheels & Tyres* 31 x 10.50 R15 on Rorty 3 piece 15" x 8.5" rims
Ground Clearance* 360 mm [14.2"]
Front Travel 530 mm [21"]
Rear Travel 530 mm [21"]
Overall Height* 1638 mm [64.5"]
Overall Length* 3578 mm [140.9"]
Overall Width* 2226 mm [87.6"]
Driver Height 2 m [6'7"] (reduced roll cage height options)
Track 1900 mm [74.8"]
Wheelbase 2614 mm [102.9"]
Weight* 500 kg [1100 lbs]
Power To Weight* 300 kW/tonne [365hp/t]
* Variable depending on choice of power plant, wheels, tyres and other customisable items