1936 Jackknife Folding Motorcycle

 

MOTOR CYCLE HAS JACKKNIFE CHASSIS

To allow easy access to its motor, the body of a motor cycle recently constructed by a French inventor unfolds like a jackknife. A metal frame, which supports the driver’s seat and covers the motor, is attached to the chassis so that it may be tilted straight up in the air, exposing the motor to full view. No extensive adjustments are necessary preparatory to raising the frame, and the tilting may be done in a few seconds, it is claimed.

This is a pretty creative approach to custom motorcycle building back in 1936. Wonder why no one tried it with a Harley.

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