If you’re going to call a motorcycle Brutus, it needs to be monstrous in size and beastly in stance. That’s exactly what Caterham Bikes manages to deliver with their first motorcycle effort in the Brutus 750.
Yep, this is the same Caterham that makes all those throwback roadsters. Except they’re now dabbling in two-wheelers, all while retaining the same outlandish approach that made their automobiles such desirable creatures.
Billed to deliver “flexibility and driving simplicity,” the Brutus 750 is an all-terrain machine that can serve as an on-road motorycle, an off-road adventure bike, or even an ice-faring snowmobile (note: you’ll need aftermarket kits for specialty riding options). Basically, it can go anywhere while wearing that semi-colorful look that’s equal parts sporty, rugged, and totally absurd.
While aggressive in appearance, Caterham claims this is an ergonomically practical motorcycle even novice riders can enjoy. Seriously. Power is provided by a 750cc single-cylinder engine mated to an automatic CVT transmission, providing some decent muscle that you can access with twist-and-go operation (kinda like an overpowered scooter). Plus, we’re guessing those monstrous tires can help with some of the balance, apart from destroying everything in its way.
Dimensions are 2150 x 800 x 1130 mm, with a curb weight of 235 kg. That size and weight, combined with the powertrain, probably means this is not going to be any sort of speed demon. Just a demon of some sort (seriously, look at the thing).