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Travis Bike Motor Kit

Travis Bike Motor Kit

1950 Travis Bike Motor Kit installed on a Schwinn bicycle. Power Products offered two models of the Travis Motor kit.  The one shown in the picture features the larger gas tank with the 1.5 HP motor.  The other model featured a smaller gas tank that looks like a canteen.  This version had a 1 HP motor.  Both models has an all chrome finish as an option.  The kits retailed between $69.99 to $89.99 back in 1949.


  • Weighs 17 lbs
  • 2-cycle 1.5 HP motor
  • External throttle made by Tyco Chicago
  • 150 miles/gallon
  • Aluminum cylinder with cast-iron sleeve; cast aluminum piston
  • Drop-forged crankshaft; fully counter-balanced
  • Self-contained magneto
  • Made in Chicago, Illinois by Power Products

Made in Chicago, Illinois by Power Products

Made in Chicago, Illinois by Power Products

Travis Motor Bike Kit

Fred Richard from Mikeybike explains the Travis Motor Bike kit from the 1950's. 

Travis MotorBike Kit