R82s

The R82s (Rorty 8 series, 2seater) utilises automotive engineering grade materials – not just bits of black pipe and old quad and car parts!

The R82s is a design for those looking for all the thrills of a single-seater bike powered race buggy, but with the addition of a passenger/navigator’s seat, and yes it can be built right or left hand drive!

The suspension offers huge amounts of travel and the stable chassis design incorporates a longer wheel base and wider track than in previous models. This is the ideal pre-runner or play buggy for high speed trail chasing or dune running.

Overview

BUGGIES

Seats: 2
Build Options: 100% DIY build chassis & suspension from plans
Ideal Terrain: Desert Trail or Track / Stadium
Weight*: 390 kg [858 lbs}
Power To Weight*: 385 kW/tonne [470 hp/t]
* Variable depending on choice of power plant, wheels, tyres and other customisable items

PARTS

TOOLS

TRIKES

VW BUG

A full-on two seater race machine you can build entirely from the plans.
Price: $140.00

Product Type: Build Manual (A PDF document that includes CAD drawings (or ‘plans’) and text that explains how to build something.)

Additional information

SKU R82M Category

Video Gallery: Check out the R82s in action

Manuals, Kits & Parts Options

R82s Buggy 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.

More than just a collection of CAD drawings, this comprehensive manual puts bike-powered buggy racing within easy reach of every petrolhead!

The Manual and Plans come as a downloadable PDF package for you to print to any size you choose.  By default the manual is US letter and the plans are US tabloid.

Included Free – Rorty Race Seat Plans – Rorty Tube Bender #1 Manual!

The manuals and plans contain:

  • 170 pages of clear instructions
  • Supporting images and further colour illustrations throughout the text
  • Over 90 scale 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.

Full Specifications

Seats 2
Build Options 100% DIY build chassis & suspension from plans
Ideal Terrain Desert Trail or Track / Stadium
Chassis Spaceframe, 31.8mm [1.25"] OD DOM steel tube
Engine Any chain or belt drive, motorbike or snowmobile engine
Power Capacity* 150 kW [200 hp] +
Front Suspension Double, unequal length A-arms, coil over shocks
Rear Suspension Tubular trailing arms, coil over or air shocks
Steering Rack and pinion, 1 or 1.5 turns lock to lock.
Front Brakes Kawasaki GPZ 250 Nissin (or similar) front callipers (left and right), with Ø210mm [8.25"] discs, or Wilwood BDS callipers with Ø254mm [10"] discs
Rear Brakes Yamaha RZ 350 rear calliper, with Ø210mm [8.25"] disc
Final Drive Cassette chain drive, no differential or F/N/R box
Front Wheels & Tyres* Kawasaki GPZ 250 Nissin (or similar) front callipers (left and right), with Ø210mm [8.25"] discs, or Wilwood BDS callipers with Ø254mm [10"] discs
Rear Wheels & Tyres* 195/65/R15 rally tyre or LT215/75/R15 on 15 x 6" rim
Ground Clearance* 380 mm [15"]
Front Travel 440 mm [17.3"]
Rear Travel 440 mm [17.3"]
Overall Height* 1485 mm [58.5"]
Overall Length* 3056 mm [120.3"]
Overall Width* 2194 mm [86.4"]
Driver Height 2 m [6'7"] (reduced roll cage height options)
Track 1960 mm [77.2"]
Wheelbase 2215 mm [87.2"]
Weight* 390 kg [858 lbs}
Power To Weight* 385 kW/tonne [470 hp/t]
* Variable depending on choice of power plant, wheels, tyres and other customisable items