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Could ‘Monotrack’ Bikes Replace Motorcycles?

Sep 8, 2023

Yeah, we know it is a bit of a stretch to ask if this “Mono Track” scooter-like thing might replace motorcycles someday. But the minibike is an interesting deviation from the prototypical two-wheel motorcycle. So here’s what we know about the Make It Extreme Monotrack.

First, the bike is made entirely from cast-off parts. That means you might be able to make one of your own for fun times and lots of thumbs-up smiles. There is a whole video to show you how to make your own mono track.

Where does the Mono Track tread come from?

First, the Make It Extreme craftsman cuts the sidewalls off a tire. This results in a military-like tank tread. Next up is the engine, a 100cc two-stroke motor from a scooter wreck.

From there, it is over to the mill to create five aluminum rollers to support the tread wrapping around the bike. Three rollers at the front of the frame offer most of the support, but there are two additional in the rear. You’ll also need the one driving wheel/drum that powers the track tread.

How does one ride the Mono Track bike?

From there, the next part of the video shows different shots of the mono-track riding around. It is a squat, compact scooter, which raises the question of if it could be scaled up to a larger version. And not being especially fast, what a larger motor might do for speed and excitement? However, it is not for many DIYers. Fabrication skills are a must, and the video makes it look so easy.

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