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Friday, November 11, 2011

Powered Motorcycle Could Set a Record at Auction [FoxNews]



If loud pipes save lives, you might want to think twice about riding this bike, even if you can afford to buy it.
A 1894 Roper Steam Motorcycle will be crossing the block at the Auctions America by RM event in Las Vegas next January, and it could set a record on its way out the door.
Built on a Columbia bicycle frame by engineer and inventor Sylvester Howard Roper, the motorcycle is powered by a rectangular coal-fired boiler that looks something like the magazine from a semi-automatic rifle, which is odd because Roper also owned a company that made repeating rifles that used a revolver mechanism.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2011/11/01/184-steam-motorcycle-could-set-record-at-auction/?test=faces#ixzz1dPuYgfR0

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