Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Yankee 460 Twin Two Stroke

1968 prototype with two OSSA 230 singles joined together with a 
trick crankshaft. I dont know if they ever built any production bikes
but it would have been a fun ride.
Dick Mann sliding around the cinder oval built in the Ossa parking lot.
The American group who conceived of this beast flew to Europe to try 
the prototypes. They hired Mann to sort the machine out. Dick looks
like he just stepped off the plane with his pressed trousers and jumped 
right on the bike to do some stand up power slides like only a National
Champ could do. Pirelli dirt track front and knobby rear, an old timey scrambles set up.