Hercules W-2000: The First Rotary-Powered Motorcycle

The Hercules W-2000, the first rotary-powered motorcycle, was developed in the late 1960s based on the Wankel rotary

Hercules W-2000 full left view
Slash-cut muffler share a passing resemblance to LaFranconi units of the period. Heat shield mounts on both sides of the mufflers mean they can be interchanged left and right.
Photo by Ken Richardson