2 Stroke Engine Built Right Into Front Wheel. In 1935!

Thanks to Art Welch, I discovered this unique streamlined and modified version of the Megola. Started in 1935 by a group of five German engineers from Munich naming themselves themselves ‘Killinger and Freund”, it took 3 years to complete it. And amazingly, this custom motorcycle is a 3- cylinder two-stroke engine built right into the front wheel! This design was intended for civilian production but the start of World War II cancelled those plans. One motorcycle was discovered by the US Army in the spring of 1945 at a German military installation. Read HERE the full story


5 Responses to “2 Stroke Engine Built Right Into Front Wheel. In 1935!”

  1. 1 Jay Dec 11th, 2008 at 11:23 am

    As usual leave it to the Germans to be decades ahead of the curve.

  2. 2 Mike (Kiwi) Tomas Dec 12th, 2008 at 10:11 am

    Wow, absolutely cool. And we’re custom innovative bike builders today. Got to give these guys credit for thinking differently.

  3. 3 Paul Dec 12th, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    Second what Mike ( Kiwi ) said.
    With the advances we achieved in technology thus far.
    We’re nowhere closer where we should really be.

  4. 4 Mike Kiwi Tomas Dec 12th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    My old 1940’s and 50’s Indians pull in 40+ mpg. We haven’t gained much have we???

  5. 5 Art Welch Dec 15th, 2008 at 11:32 am

    If anyone is willing or eager to build a replica, please let me know.

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