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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Car or Motorcycle? No it's Bi-Autogo!

When we hear the word of 'V8 engine,' thus in our memory immediately imagined an engine with V configuration and has 4 cylinders on each side, then maybe you immediately imagine a muscle-car that uses a machine that has a large capacity. But it seems, this time you are wrong to imagine that the vehicle is a car, did you know the first vehicles used a V8 engine? It's a motorcycle like a car or vice versa. It was clear, the first vehicles used the V8 engine was named Bi-Autogo.
The Bi-Autogo was a prototype American motorcycle, built-in 1913 by Detroit artist & engineer James Scripps-Booth. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1arPvO)
As reported by Time magazine, the Bi-Autogo was essentially a two-wheeled vehicle. It designed from 1908 to 1912 and built as a prototype in 1913 in Detroit by an artist and engineer as well named James Scripps-Booth.

The vehicle supported by a pair of wooden wheels diameter of 94 cm (37 inches). Due it has a very heavy weighting, ie 1,451 kg (3,200 lbs), so there were the small extra wheels also pinned on both sides which served to help prop up the vehicle at a low speed so as not easily overturned.
The Bi-Autogo in its heyday. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1arRH5)
The vehicle using an aluminum body, and also already using the steering wheel like a car. Bi-Autogo also listed as the first vehicle which put the horn button is integrated with the steering wheel plus the folding armrest attached for the first time on a vehicle.
Rear side view of the Bi-Autogo on display of the Detroit Historical Museum. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/39vR9yn)
The vehicle which is decorated a series of copper pipe was using a machine with a very large number of displacement, ie 6,300 cc. Due to the limitations of technology at that time, makes it just can generate a small amount of power by 45 hp (33.5 kW).
As quoted of the Autoblog, just one was built and it's currently on loan to the Owls Head Transportation Museum from the permanent collection of the Detroit Historical Museum as well as it was recorded in the 50 Worst Car of All Time by Time magazine in 2007. Wanna see another unique vehiles like this? Here's Shilovky Gyrocar.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. God will forgive Your sins .... *** [EKA [12062016]| FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | TIME | AUTOBLOG]
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