Bearkat Mfg. Co. Phoenix, Arizona
Twister by Bearkat
Sold on eBay
By Dick DeBuse
This is a BearKat that was made by BearKat Mfg. in Calif. I'm not sure of the city. I have not been able to find any information about the Bearkats mine is one of two models I know about. This scooter has a 6HP Tecumseh engine driving a jackshaft to the rear wheel. This thing is a Totegote on Steroids with that monster tractor tire on the rear wheel. Top speed is about 15 mph. Tons of pulling power. Lots of grins to ride. I acquired it from my neighbor who had it in his barn. I am in the process of restoring it. Tom Cade
Here are the updated photos.
finally got the BearKat restored. Fixed the broken welds on the frame and
repainted it. Remade the seat and got it recovered. I added a kickstand off an
old Schwinn bike my son in law had. Hope my daughter doesn't notice. The Schwinn
was being used as a trellis.
Thanks to Tom Cade
Here are some Bearkat Twister and Hot Shot photos for your site from Andy Babiak