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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Have You ever known these two unique Polish motorcycles?

There's a pleasant feeling when We surf in cyberspace then find a motorized vehicle that is unique and perhaps never been seen before by many people. This is what We felt when first saw two Polish classic motorcycles known as the MSS (Motocykl Stanisław Skura) 1 and MSS 500, so that's tempting Our curiosity to find out more about them both.
The first motorcycle built by Stanislaw Skura in 1949 named MSS 1. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/327R1CG)
Information about these two unique motorcycles turned out to be very little and difficult if there are some mostly written in Polish. So we think that these motorcycles existence were most likely to be little known by automotive enthusiasts outside of Poland, and now We've proudly presented the article about those unique-shaped motorcycles.

1. 1949 MSS 1
And from several references that we've found, it said that the MSS 1 was the first motorcycle built handmade by Stanisław Skura in 1949. It could happen due to he is worked at a military airbase, so he had access to equipment and aluminum materials at the airplane workshops. Then he makes this motorcycle, and most of the motorcycle parts are made by himself (We thought that the engine and gearbox).
1949 MSS 1 used a V2 OHV 4,500 ccm engine combined with a three-speed gearbox. (Picture from http://bit.ly/327R1CG)
This motorcycle has a pretty unique shape, this can be seen from both of front-rear wheels mentioned taken from the German military aircraft wheels, which are wrapped on 20-inches-size truck rims, then the carburetor is taken from the German tanks.
1949 MSS 1 has a pretty unique shape, this can be seen from both of front-rear wheels mentioned taken from the German military aircraft wheels and mounted on 20-inches-size truck rims(Picture from http://bit.ly/32cx4ut)
The motorcycle uses a V2 OHV engine with a capacity of around 4,500 ccm combined with a three-speed gearbox. And also mentioned this motorcycle is able to carry 8 passengers at once including the driver (3 on the motorcycle and 2 on the sidecar) and 3 other standing on the rear platform.
1949 MSS 1 is able to carry 8 passengers at once including the driver (3 on the motorcycle and 2 on the sidecar) and 3 other standing on the rear platform. (Picture from http://bit.ly/38LAUgH)
Although there is no detailed information about its performance when viewed from its capability to carry so much burden, and surely the engine must be able to burst enough power to support that capability.

Of course, he did not make all the engine components but based on some components that were generally available at the time, such as cylinders from generator sets, connecting rods, gears, magneto, headlight, carburetors, wheels, tires, bearings, etc.

But unfortunately, later the motorcycle had been confiscated and destroyed by the Polish military due to the allegations of the motorcycle constructed by using the considered items of their properties.

2. 1957 MSS 500
And from several references that we've found, it said that the MSS 500 motorbike was built handmade by Stanisław Skura in 1957. In general, this motorcycle looks to have a rounded and weird-bulging shape which is further strengthened by the use of a pair of large wheels. This motorcycle at a glance is similar to another unique motorcycle from Germany named Friedenstaube Motorrad that made in the 1930s. However both of them didn't have any relationship at all.
While this MSS 500 is built by Stanislaw Skura in 1957 and used a single-cylinder 500 ccm engine. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/327R1CG)
This motorbike was built by using the 2nd World War leftover items and almost all of its construction is made of aluminum, including the frame, the front with trapezoidal, rear swingarm with central shock absorbers and of course the fenders. 

Then for the MSS 500 motorcycle itself is mentioned using a single-cylinder engine with a capacity of 500 ccm, unfortunately, there is no information about its performance as well. Uniquely this first motorcycle was running by using a pair of car wheels that wrap around 16-inches-size rims.
It is now believed that the one-off MSS 500 motorcycle soon be the target of the world's automotive collectors, so it is very reasonable due to the rarity made its price is exorbitant.
And the still-existed MSS 500 motorcycle, lastly seen in public while on display in one of the classic motorcycle exhibitions held at the Topacz Castle in Kobierzyce near Wroclaw, Poland in 2012. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2HCYlwq)






Well, this will be open our minds because wherever always been born the inspirational figures who able to take advantage of situations and conditions around them to realize a creative idea into something useful. You could be that's if you have enough gut and will to make your dream come into reality.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops.... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | TROOPER 4X4 | IZHMOTO.PL]
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