Complete construction plans for the Taipan buggy.
Full roll cage off-roader
Rack & Pinion Steering
Simple to build with solid performance
Suitable for industrial motors up to 14hp or bike motors up to 250cc
These plans are in a digital (PDF) file available for immediate download.
Suiting motors up to 14hp or 250cc...
An offroader with rack & pinion steering, heavy duty frame, ATV wheels, a lot more internal room, hydraulic disc brakes & suits industrial motors up to 14hp or 250cc bike motors.
Full roll cage...
The Taipan is The Edge Products mid-sized offroader which features a full box frame, full rollcage structure, rack & pinion steering, and more power for the daring.
Multiple motor choices...
Power comes from either a 9-14hp Industrial Motor and auto Torque Converter or a motorcycle Motor up to 250cc.
Light and rigid...
Lightweight and structurally stiff, the Taipan can take a pounding, fitting it with a motorcycle Motor gives it wheel-spinning performance, while an Industrial Motor gives off the shelf reliability.
Simple with performance & toughness...
The key to The Taipan’s success is that it is simple to build, materials are readily available, and it gives the performance and toughness the old 250 Honda Odyssey only dreamed of.
Easy & Comprehensive Plans
The Taipan plans is a comprehensive 45 pages with lots of 3D images. They can be purchased in a printed book or in digital form ready for immediate download (and at a discounted price). The 2D dimensioned detailed of the Taipan plans detail the complete chassis, brakes, pedals, all brackets, floor pan, complete steering including rack mount & steering column & gearshift setup. In fact, every single part that needs to be made. The Taipan plans explain the chassis construction in a "step by step" format starting with the base frame & building the chassis from the ground up to make construction easier for the home builder.
Check out some of our customer Taipans
Box section Chassis and full tubular Rollcage structure
Modified car Rack & Pinion steering for precise control
Industrial Motor, 9hp up to 14hp and Torque Converter or motorcycle Motor up to 250cc
Comet 40 or 90 series Torque Converter for Industrial Motors, or gearbox within motorcycle motors
No suspension, relies on 20" and 22" ATV tyres
Single rear Hydraulic Disc Brake and Caliper, either motorcycle or Edge Products brake system
Front - 20x7x8" tyres on steel rims
Rear - 22x11x8" tyres on steel rims
ATV tyres & rims are a popular choice
0-50kph in 4 seconds
What does it cost to build?
Buying the raw materials, fabricating and welding the Taipan parts yourself to the plans will cost approximately $2,000 to $2,500 Australian dollars minus motor depending on how much of the componentry you produce yourself.
Suitable Engine Types
The Taipan design gives the builder a choice of using either 9-14hp industrial motors or up to 250cc bike motors
Industrial motors offer fantastic reliability, coupled with the convenience of an automatic transmission (torque converter). The Edge products is able to supply a range of industrial motors and related parts for those choosing the industrial motor option.
For wheel spinning performance, the following bike motors (among others) would be suitable:
Most quad bike 250cc engines.