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Bi-Autogo (engine cover removed for display purposes).
Manufacturer Scripps Automobile Company
Production 1908-12
Designer James Scripps Booth
Body and chassis
Body style roadster
Engine V8
Curb weight 3,200-lb (1451 kg)

The Bi-Autogo was a prototype American motorcycle, built in 1913.[1][2]

Designed and built by Detroit artist & engineer James Scripps Booth,[3] it had the usual two wheels (37 in. {94 cm}, spoked wooden ones), plus two pairs of smaller, retractable outrigger wheels (an idea that has resurfaced since) in the three-seater body.[3] Fitted with wheel steering,[3] it had a 45 hp (33.5 kW) V8 engine (3.5"x5", 384.8in3, 6.3Li),[3] the first of its kind from a Detroit company,[4] with an external copper tube radiator, and a weight of 3,200-lb (1451 kg).[4] Just one was built. it is in the collection of the Detroit Historical Society.[5]

See also


  1. ^ Clymer, Floyd. Treasury of Early American Automobiles, 1877-1925 (New York: Bonanza Books, 1950), p.115.
  2. ^ Irish Times, September, 2009
  3. ^ a b c d Clymer, p.115.
  4. ^ a b magazine onlineTime
  5. ^
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