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Tractor-cycle by J. Lehaitre. The novel vehicle is said to be superior to an ordinary motorcycle in its ability to climb steep and rough grades, although its speed on level ground is limited to about 25 m.p.h. Year 1938.
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I actually got slightly erect when I saw that pic. It just needs a tiny turrent with a tiny cannon in front of the handlebars.
 
Too sad that all the brave men who took a test ride obviously never returned because the bike does not seem to be steerable in any way.
 
I would drive the hell out of that
 
How do you steer? I can't imagine leaning into a turn on that thing, and it essentially only has one wheel.
 
I wonder if you can get your knee down on a bend?  ;)
 
"Steering is accomplished by handlebars which control a sideways motion of the drive belt."
 
Ya sé que modificación le voy a hacer a mí moto! =D
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Over the mountains n thru the woods slap a mini gun on the front n chop it up good. Man I want one. Where do we order?
 
I had a mental image of German soldiers riding into battle, escorting tanks and trucks with tractorbikes.
 
Interesting.. its practically the prototype for a snow-mobile..
 
I could this too climb some of the steep hill around here.
 
A dirt bike can climb an unbelievable grade with a skilled rider. I'm dubious.  
 
Some one was prepairing for a cold war
 
being a motorcycle tech i would love to get my paws on it
 
Daaaaaaang this brother needs a chain...
 
whoever designed that must have been high on something
 
like swag? yes you are very correct
 
That is just nuckin futz I mean it is crazier than a face chewing homeless guy!
 
he just pulled the old bath salts one out of the hat... ouch...
 
No swag?!?!? That's why its not in production now 
 
Lorenzo...
Lets just say that if he left it running while it was being filled, the pump probably couldnt keep up.
 
If I have this when I visit NYC I will be set!!
Ou Ija
 
20th century steampunk ftw
 
1938 for this kind of vehicle? Wow, amazing!
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This looks so steampunk. Love it! :)
 
would be kind of hard to sit on. seems no suspensions
 
lol there is the year at the end of the paragraph
 
Old style but still effect to future.
 
how does it turn left right?
 
Good question Chung Xà, looks pretty heavy too. needs some tweaks.
 
Yes I think so hard to turn left right. 
 
It looks powerful and useful than the new ones we have.
 
I guess there was a preference for flattening the ground and going faster on motorcycles.
 
not so practical for the interstate
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STEAMPUNK AS F*CK!! [ETA: +Martin Vogel They would have had to circumnavigate the globe to return!!]
 
i think a picture bring u a view for information so all picture are really amazing 
 
Has a classic Buck Rogers style.
 
its collecters piece, would luv to hv one ,
 
Он такой красивый!
Дизайн техники в 40-е годы вызывает у меня двоякое чувство ностальгии по упущенному альтернативному будущему.
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If you push the centre of the track sideways (just about under his feet) then the contact on the ground will be a curve and it will turn. Looks like a rubber track so not hard to do at all.
 
That sounds plausible. The radius of the curve must be gigantic, 20 to 30 meters I guess.
 
"So I'm on a tractor-bike, it's how I roll... at least my trousers ain't tucked into my socks"
 
like to learn about this,like its production
 
Is there a model with training wheels?
 
Yep, stay tuned we're doing a mini feature on it this week.
 
turning that thing would be a bitch!
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