In 1907 Glenn Curtiss set a world speed record, 136 mph, on this V8 bike. Although Mercedes-Benz broke that record ten or twelve years later, it remained the record for bikes until about 1931. Just imagine 136 on the back of this MF.
Looks real safe…
LULZ doesn’t it, though?
The fastest I ever went on a bike was about 95 on a big Beemer with the big fairing, and I felt like I could almost launch that thing into orbit. 136 on that bicycle must have been very interesting.
Yeah, that was back when men were MEN, yanno?