Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar: The NSU Hammock.

From the amazing and really interesting FFMCC (feet first motorcycle club)
"NSU produced a couple of prototypes from 1954 to 1956 as part of a speed record breaking project designed and ridden by Gustav Baumm This was so succesfful that they started an exercise to turn it into both a road bike and a GP racer. Unfortunately, the FIM introduced some very restrictive fairing rules for racing and the progress of M/C deisgn took a very different turn. It's amazing to think that if this had not happened, we might all be riding this sort of thing today."

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