Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Motor-Bicycle?




1902 Steffey motorbike, like all early motorcycles, it is literally a motorized bicycle, what we might call today a moped. 250cc 2 stroke single-speed motor and pedals for human power. I came across this one at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Birmingham, Alabama, which is well worth a visit if you have any love for things that go vroom.

I love the look of these early motorcycles, they seem almost steampunk, but cooler because all those brass fittings and glass bulbs are there for a reason.

2 comments:

get zapped said...

Very cool line work. I could use one of these for commuting :)

Tati Karpa said...

yes, very cool indeed

thanks for visiting and comenting on my blog, Rod

see you!

Tati