Motorcycle Skis (Feb, 1950)

This looks like something from a James Bond movie.

Motorcycle Skis
Motorcyclists now have a new sport— “ski cycling” over ice and snow. A broad, short ski fastens to each side of the motorcycle frame. It is held at the correct level by springs which absorb the shock as the ski runs over the snow surface. As the wheels are slightly lower than the skis, they still provide traction.

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  1. [...] Re: When to replace a tire due to age alone? I know what I'm going to do, won't use up the tires but at least I can ride Motorcycle Skis [...]

  2. [...] the US took the German knowledge and built their own version. In 1950 this bad boy appeared in Popular Mechanics. By adding some skis onto a normal motorbike, they managed to improve on the turning ability but [...]

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