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And one for all you serious off-roaders.

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' at netrider.net.au started by TonyE, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. [img:640:425:62c3bd3e0d]http://www.andybuysbikes.com/Krad%20about%20us%20img%202.jpg[/img:62c3bd3e0d]

    An ultimate off-roader (Actually given what they were originally intended for Inci could probably use one of these... :LOL: )
  2. That's just bizarre!
    How does it turn? I fail to see how the front wheel does anything.
  3. It's a single tracked vehicle - you steer with the front wheel.

    It's a 1944 NSU Kettenrad.

    They were built for the German army (obviously :LOL: ) from 1940 on and were meant to carry half a ton of equipment and 3 soldiers across any kind of terrain. 8300 of them were produced. ( 36 HP and 1230 kg with a top-speed of 70 km/h). They were used in the Greek campaign for carrying artillery (a 105mm Mountain Howitzer could be broken down and carried by 4 of them).

    It has a water cooled 1200 cc Opel engine and a 4 speed gearbox.

    Although they proved quite useful,by 1944 a lot of them were relegated to moving aircraft around (I'm sure Inci would love one for his plane :LOL: )