vrijdag 21 november 2008

A BMW Schneekrad 1936

Just in time for snow season, we have another single track motorcycle for you to consider. If you remember some of the other tracked vehicles we've featured here on The Kneeslider, you know there were some interesting examples of engineering, some practical, some not so much, and here's one that goes back a little ways, it's a 1936 BMW "Schneekrad" or snowmobile. I ran across this in an old magazine and other than the name and photographer, there's no other technical information of any sort, perhaps one of you with a good historical book on BMW would have something to share with us.
How it actually turns would be interesting to see and the top of the machine is a little visually confusing from this angle.
This photo is by Kurt Worner, a famous European photographer who passed away some years ago.

(By Paul Crowe - "The Kneeslider ")



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