35 TRACKED MOTORCYCLES & CYCLES

 

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Tuscan from American Tuscan was produced at Salt Lake City, Utah in 1967. Its 20 hp engine could up 45° slopes said the conceptors. Skis could be fitted at front. This nice Tuscan, commissioned by US Forest Service for the rangers remained a prototype. http://www.automotto.com/entry/tuscan-a-trail-bike-that-never-scorched-trails/

http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuscan

 

Tuscan Prototype, 1965, on ebay

 

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Albert Lismayer handmade snow-cat seen on the excellent site : http://www.

pistenraupe.de/

Eigenbau.html

 

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Motorbike AD Boivin Explorer in conversion kit, mod 2000. AD Boivin Design Inc., Lévis, Québec.      http://www.adboivin.com/

home_adboivin.aspx

 

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Tracked motorcycle of Edward Gerashchenko, 2008.   http://vechnayamolodost.ru/

pages/investiciiivenchur/

belnakisb.html

 

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Tracked Motorbike home made for hunting, rescue, geology. http://blog.hobby-live.ru/blog/auto/13.html  http://snegohod-tuning.ru/istoriya-snegoxoda.html

 

 

 

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Tracked motorcycle 'The Ant', homemade, from Russia. For snow 25 cm depth, payload : the driver + 30 kg + 80 kg on a trailer, mass 110 kg. Font tire sidewall are bolted on the rim and filled with foam. Rear track is 2 nylon bands bolted on steel cables. Grouser are U steel sheets.    http://www.avto

motoklyb.ru/Samodelnyi-gusenichnyi-motocikl.htm

 

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Self-made two tracks 100 cc scooter 2006, from Russia.

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Self-made 2WD motorcycle Civar, 18 hp, from Russia.

 

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Civar tracked motorcycle of Gregory Humenny, 110 kg, 35-40 km/h.   http://lunohodov.net/

forum/viewtopic.php?t=6564        http://snegohod-tuning.ru/istoriya-snegoxoda.html

 

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Motochenilles Mercier. Pict J M M at Rétromobile, Paris, 2007 02.

and the book : 'L'Automobile sous l'Uniforme' by François Vauvillier, published by Massin, Paris, 1992.

 

 

 

Mercier Motochenilles Type 3, 1939.  This prototype belongs to Mario Salvatore, Aix-les-Bains, France. Pict J M M at Rétromobile, Paris, 2007 02.

 

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Front track motorcycle, 1937, built at Bois-Colombes, France, by Mercier, from Swiss. Well considered by French Army, 11 hp engine was a little weak although it could run up slopes of 42%. http://bikerspublic.com/profile.php?u=Muravei613&mode=gallery

 

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Hyanide and Baal design concepts all-terrain motorcycles were part of the Michelin Challenge Design 2006 of North American International Auto Show in Detroit. These tracked motorcycles, based on a bendable track and steered both hands and feet were onceived by two German designers, Tilmann Schlootz and Oliver Keller. Nice project, real damage prototype not be built ! http://www.gizmag.com/go/5638/picture/23578/

 

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Alpenscooter is a kind of snowmobile of Pozza Company from early 80s used by Mountain Troops of Italian Army. Ski replaces front wheel in snow.

http://www.hoteladamello.it

/marcopera/alpenscooter/

 


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OEC (Osborn Engineering Co.,Gasport, Hants, GB). Tracked Motorcycle Prototype, 1928. Pict from 'Wheels & Tracks' N° 74, 2001.

 

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Tracked motor cycle in line 3x2, 3 seats, Victoria-Werke AG of Nuremberg, in the 30s. Pict from Wheels & Tracks N° 74, 2001.

 

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RASC Triumph based tracked motor cycle, 1927, From GB, is in a museum. Pict of book of Bart H Vanderveen ‘Half-Tracks’, Warne, 1970.

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Tracked Motorcycle 41642   http://www.cn.all.biz/buy/goods/?category=2505

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Tracked motorcycle of a site of games : http://www.igcd.net/vehicle.php?id=19893&PHPSESSID=c18ff1&width=1366. It is believed steering is by curved track as Hyanide.

 

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Snow-chopper

http:

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forum/showthread.

php?t=229248&page=11

 

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Tracked conversion of Toyota about  the 80s. Pict from 'Livre Mondial des Inventions' d of Valérie-Anne Giscard d'Estaing, Fixot, 1993.

 

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BMW tracked motorcycle of 1936 'Sneekrad' or snowmobile.

http://thekneeslider.com/

archives/2009/12/17/1936-bmw-schneekrad/

 

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1936 BMW Schneekrad-Snowmobile. They ask how to steer. Track was it curvable ?   Pict of Kurt Wormer  http://www.rxx.co.il/TextPage

_EN.aspx?ID=7400888

 

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Lehaître tracked motorcycle, 1938. Pict from book 'Le Livre des Inventions' of Valérie-Anne Giscard d'Estaing, Robert Laffond, 1999. 

 

 

 

Tracked Motorcycle, 1938, of J Lehaitre, Paris. Speed 25 m.p.h. Steering was accomplished by handlebars which controlled a sideways motion of the drive belt. From Modern Mechanix, Feb 1938.

http://justacarguy.

blogspot.com/search/label/caterpillar%20trac

ked%20vehicle

and the review : 'L'Automobiliste' N° 47, Oct-Nov-Dec 1977, article 'Les motochenilles' of C. H. Tavard and Y. M. Bornecque.

 

 

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Moto-chenille Lehaître in 1938 whose 2 little additional wheels were not easy in off-road conditions. Steering was a problem.

 See the book : 'L'Automobile sous l'Uniforme' by François Vauvillier, published by Massin, Paris, 1992.

 

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Moto-chenille Courtot in 1935 had 2 tracks and rear wheels were ride control. Off-road capabilities were not better than a classic motorcycle and consumption was 12 times higher. See the book : 'L'Automobile sous l'Uniforme' by François Vauvillier, published by Massin, Paris, 1992.

 

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Tracked Roadless Motorcycle based on a Douglas machine. Suspension by cables, about mid-20s. Pict from the book of Stuart Gibbard, Roadless, the Story of Roadless Traction from Tracks to Tractors, Farming Press, 1996.

 

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Tracked cycle of Patrick Carn. Pict from book 'Le Livre des Inventions' of Valérie-Anne Giscard d'Estaing, Robert Laffond, 1999.

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Tracked cycle of Patrick Carn. Pict from book 'Le Livre des Inventions' of Valérie-Anne Giscard d'Estaing, Robert Laffond, 1999.

Ktrak tracked cycle, 2007, of course better downslope than upslope.
http://bodyguardsonline.com/yekstrim/665-gusenichnyj-velosiped-dlya-zimnego-yekstrima-zimoj.html

It is allways manufactured :                             www.ktrak.es

 

 

Tracked snow bike, 1982. The trial motor bike Fantic 200 was equipped with a snow kit. Speed 40 km:h.

Two Tracks driven motorcycle project in early 2000 from Hannu and Koivuniemi, Finland. It does not seems that a practical model was built.

Comments (2)

1. Grigoriy 17/03/2012

СIVAR 2wd

2. Dan Hanson 15/02/2012

The J E Love company of Garfield Wa made a track conversion for motorcyles somewere around the 60s. they dont have anything on there website but I know where there is an intact kit.

http://www.jeloveco.com/contactus.html

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