You'd think if old Royce wants that kind of coin he'd get it out of the junk pile out back! The ad as listed in the B'Ham Craigslist is below the pics. Rich
1959 eagle has 2cyl. briggs engine. every thing new tires ,front and rear disc brakes dual exhaust. speedometer oil and amp. guage has comet clutch. 30 hp engine built by al hodge. just turn the throttle and go. i of a kind cushman. new tires and alum rims. call royce 205-353-2680 make offerer 7150.00
Yeah it might be called a scooter but the step through is what defines a scooter setting it apart from motorcycles and mopeds. I did mess my droors when i seen that pick its fudge-ing nice! Oh, and lmao at the highway bars.
It's more of a big mini bike. definitely not scooter. But,....cushman did make lots of scooters, just the eagle is not a scooter. At that point in time there was a whole host of similar machines, California bike I believe one was called and then the mustangs, and many more all that were not quite a motorcycle or a scooter. And a lot were made as kits, lawnmower engines and welded tube frames with some sheet metal.
In 1958 I bought my first scooter, a wards made by mitsubishi in japan imported by rockford motors that was a 125cc with a real twist and go transmission just as we ride today. When I started riding, scooters were scooters, the cobbled up mini bikes came later. Popular mechanics and mechanix illustrated were two magazines who sold the minibike plans and completed ones. I believe the shriners were quick to jump on the ones like the eagle as they were perfect for parades and they could buy 20 or 30 that were identical. john