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Old 12-05-2014, 04:02 AM   #1
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Eek Two Wheel Drive, Two Wheel Steer - Drysdale Dryvtech 2x2x2

I have no idea if this is the best place to share this bike, but I figured you inmates would love to see it:



The Drysdale Dryvtech is called a 2x2x2 because it was a "two wheel drive, two wheel steer, two wheeled bike."

It's a one-off built by Ian Drysdale – after it was completed it was bought by a private collector and spent some time at the Donington Motor Museum in the United Kingdom. It seems that the bike was then sold to the current owner, and now it can be yours. It was built to see how effective two wheel drive (and steer!) could be in the dirt – apparently it’s impossible to slide the back tire out and the bike will even highside you in mud. Check out this link:

http://www.bike-urious.com/1990-drys...ryvtech-2x2x2/

for more information and a link to the eBay auction. Not every day that you see a bike like this!
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abhicles screwed with this post 12-05-2014 at 12:27 PM Reason: smaller photo
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Old 12-05-2014, 12:16 PM   #2
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Very cool!

I spent some time working on a two-wheel steer bike for road racing, based on a Yamaha RZ350. That project has been on hold for some time, as I moved around. Maybe time to get back to it?

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Old 12-05-2014, 12:50 PM   #3
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Very cool!

I spent some time working on a two-wheel steer bike for road racing, based on a Yamaha RZ350. That project has been on hold for some time, as I moved around. Maybe time to get back to it?

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Wow, really? How were you enabling steering of the rear wheel? Was it a similar setup to this? Any chance you've got pictures of your progress?
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Old 12-05-2014, 03:52 PM   #4
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Its from the super secret John Deere motorcycle development program..
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Its from the super secret John Deere motorcycle development program..
Haha, so true. The color choice is a bit odd.
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