Identify this cycle

Topics Last Day Last Week Tree View    Getting Started Formatting Troubleshooting Program Credits    New Messages Keyword Search Contact Moderators Edit Profile Administration
Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2015: Identify this cycle
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Fritz Hady Mt. Top,Pa. on Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 03:45 pm:

I found this pic.somewhere,was wondering if anyone can tell what it is,looks French to me. Fritz


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Conte on Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 03:58 pm:

I have no idea what it is but I like it.

Looks like something from an old Buck Roger serial


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Evan in Paso Robles on Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 04:06 pm:

The bile is a Killinger and Freund Motorcycle designed and built by a group of German engineers in 1935. See the attached reference: http://greyfalcon.us/Killinger%20and%20Freund%20Motorcycle.htm


Very interesting looking machine.
Evan in Paso


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 04:12 pm:

I think it's a German Killinger & Freund motorcycle from the mid/late 30's. They made an updated version of the odd Megola, a 39 cui 5 cyl radial engine front wheel driven motorcycle from the 20's. The K&F had a three cylinder two stroke radial engine. Production didn't really take off before the war according to Wikipedia. Both had some type of planetary gearing to allowed the crank shaft to turn faster than the wheel.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George John Drobnock on Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 04:13 pm:

Yes, that is what I was to say.

Amazing Front wheel drive motorcycle

Friedenstaube Killinger und Freund art deco motorcycle 1938
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4fwgHiTQ8E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1u4ffSiEUdI

It is an art deco design for this a Megola Motorcycle


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed in California on Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 04:43 pm:

So that is what has been lying in pieces in the corner of my workshop all these years.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Seth - Ohio on Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 05:12 pm:

If you get a flat tire you would have to disassemble the bike to change it.

Looks like it should be rocket powered.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 05:52 pm:

Jay Leno tested a modern version: :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lo_zXe2UWKw


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed in California on Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 07:59 pm:


Posting is currently disabled in this topic. Contact your discussion moderator for more information.
Topics Last Day Last Week Tree View    Getting Started Formatting Troubleshooting Program Credits    New Messages Keyword Search Contact Moderators Edit Profile Administration