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Swedish Version


Info Ner-A-Car. Ref 1

Info Ner-A-Car. Ref 1




Cyber Neracar

Different models


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Ner-A-Car 1921-1926 USA.

Sam Neracher succeeded 1921 in Syraneca state of New York to construct a vehicle which many dreamt to do after WWI.

It's name became Ner-a-car. It was just what Sam intended to do. "The smallest, nicest reliable, and cheapest motorcycle next to a car". This was what the ads said.

Neracar was aimed for people who wanted to get a comfortable and easy driving vehicle for a low price.

Neracar had a horizontal front fork frame made by U-beams and link steering for the front wheel. All mechanisms where protected just like a car except the one cyl two stroke engine. This had a volume of 269 cc and the open top just for the cooling.

The fly wheel had three purposes. It gave the engine a soft running and worked with a clutch through friction driving. Last it was also the place for the magnet and it's generator poles.

The variable gear change replaced the heavy gear and worked also as a clutch. The power was transferred over to the rear wheel by chain. There was also a rear brake inbuilt the wheel. This was managed by a foot pedal.

The starting system was handled by a pedal which could be activated without raising up from the seat.

The power was 5 ps and gave the cycle a top speed of 56 km/h. Fuel consumption was 0.3 l pro 10 km. The price in USA was $225. The success was not only limited to USA. The English company Sheffield-Simplex had mounted a stronger Black Bourne motor with 347 cc. They had a production license. This version was also equipped with handbrake which worked on the front wheel and had also a brake on the rear wheel.

1926 the prize was raised to £858 and the sales reduced so dramatic that production ceased. The cycle terminated it's sales. The sales were ceased in USA 1924.

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Harley Davidsson J 1925

Info Harley Davidsson. Ref 1
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Harley Davidsson. Ref 1


Harley History


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Harley Davidsson 1903 -

1953 it was on the way to be a catastrophe for HD when Norton was the name on all lips at Daytona Show.

HD could not accept this so their test driver, Paul Goldsmith, got order to bring back record from Norton This had to be done with a 37 hp bike and it was succeeded to raise the record for highest speed with 42 km/h.

HD was though created long before by the 2 mates William Harley and Artur Davidsson. They started to produce motorcycles in Milwaukee.

The two men were a good combination and already after some years they had developed a V-twin, an engine layout that should remain till today. They understood that in order to sell they must have several resellers and they created that. Already 1912 they had over 200 in America.

The models replace each other but engine type and layout were the same. To get the name known they joined all types of competitions in America. Like dirt track and hill Climb.

At these types of tracks the English bikes could not compete. Their only competitor fighter was Indian, but this mark was ceased 1953.

The main engine was designed 1926 and was still in production till 1972. American Machinery Foundry bought the company 1969 and it came into finance difficulties because of the US Tariff Commission. The company went down on number of employees and become in conflict with the labors.

The quality fell drastically and the cycle got the nickname "Hardly able some". AMF sold 1981 and HD got its good reputation back. New models were developed and with background of nostalgia HD can sell cycles with a much higher price than the Japanese bikes and yet they have full time job.

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ÖWA Motorwheel Motorette

Info ÖWA wheel. Ref 1
Info ÖWA wheel. Ref 1


Bjorkenas moped museum


Bicycle with help ÖWA engine. Ref 1
Bicycle with help ÖWA engine. Ref 1

ÖWA cycle engine 1918 - 1925

83 cc 1 hk 1925 produced in Germany on license. The construction was from the beginning done  in Austria. The name ÖWA is from Austria Motoren Werke Arsenal.

After WWI this motor was produced as a substitute for war production. Determination came that the area for the factory had to be scratch.

The Swede Bertil Gylling whose wife had connections with the owners at ÖWA, went down there 1925 and offered a low price. He got it all and for this reason got quite a lot of ÖWA Wheels sold. About 3000 from the 4000 engines he brought to Sweden.

Several countries bought production licenses and all parts and production tools which was left were sold. There is unclear though how this closing down carried through.

At the Technical museum in Stockholm one new engine never used from 1926 can be seen. Normally the motor was mounted on the left side of the front wheel center and gave power to this.

A planet gear gave the right rotation speed before the power was left to the wheel. The engine was a single cyl 2 stroke.

The motor had a low current system with 6 volt. A so called hammer made contact to an anvil instead of a spark plug, when the piston was in it's top position. The very insignificant spark hopefully activated the fuel mixture. It was able to change this anvil from outside by the driver.

Two copies were driven from Stockholm to Helsingfors over Haparanda and according to newspapers they succeeded to make it.

The remaining copies left in Sweden 1939 were sold for 65:- a piece. One ÖWA can also be seen at Rydaholm museum.

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Honda 305 1966


Life of Soichiro



Honda 305. Ref 1
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Honda 1849 -

Soichiro Honda, 1906-1991. He worked at home in his father's garage with bicycles and motorcycles.

He realized, after the WWII, that people needed transportation vehicles and bought one stock of surplus mc engines. With these he built his first mc 1947 and called it Type A. (Bugatti called his first car for Type 1).

1948 he formed Honda Motor Company, when he got his partner Fujisawa, who also had the knowledge how to handle finances, they succeeded to roll the company through the difficult years after the war.

In the middle of the 1950 th the company started to grow and late 1959 they had a good control of the market. He realized that big selling was due to success on the competition tracks and he made that. 1958 he put out an enormous seller, a moped with 50 cc engine. Just what Asia needed. 100000 was manufactured a month!!

1968 the CB750 four was announced. This was a mc with several new things like electric starter and disk brakes. Now Honda was controlling the market and produced one after the other several hits. Very much depending of that he never let a bad construction leave the works. He never got a bad reputation.

The Honda cycle on this picture is another big selling cycle Honda 305. This hit the world and every youngster wanted one.

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Douglas MkV 1951

Info Douglas 1951. Ref 1
Info Douglas 1951. Ref 1


Douglas Wiki

Douglas MC info

Douglas History

Douglas Vespa

Douglas Dragonfly


Douglas 1951. Ref 1
Douglas 1951. Ref 1

Douglas 600 1929

Already 1907 was this mark on sale. The owners did control the production up to 1935 when they sold the company to the investment company Bond.

It was two brothers William and Edward who 1882 started a smithy. From their product there were mostly casted details. In the beginning of 1900 they got commission to cast details for a motorcycle named Fée. This name was later changed to Fairy. In the motorcycle company there were two constructors Joseph Barter and Walter Moore. They developed a 200 cc engine for bicycles. The progress for Light Motors was not good. Joseph Barter was hired at Douglas which at this time had included machining works.

Joseph got now the opportunity to develop a boxer engine where the cylinders were placed along in the frame. This became the identity for Douglas during a long time.

1907 their first cycles was presented on the market. The selling was not as high as expected and Douglas survived on their main competence which was casting and machining.

1910 started in a good way and they got orders for 1300 cycles. This created a certain stability in the company. 1913 they produced with 400 employees about 100 cycles a day. This was a remarkable figure at this time, when neither transports or selling organization were created.

Douglas was known for quality and their motorcycles kept going without service for long distances. This made that for the coming WWI they got orders from the defense and the company had an economical stability up to 1918. The production was during this time 25000 machines.

The company developed itself in a modern way and tried both rear suspension and disc brake in front, although the buyers had no acceptance for this novelties.

After the WWI the requirement for all the military machines, which were sold back on the civil market, a rebuilding set to change them for private use. Here Douglas had much work to do. In the same time the demand for new vehicles was large in the beginning of 20th.

Douglas which was a powerful machine which included a high engine moment became very popular as a side car cycle. This was the right time before the small cars conquered the buyers. The old constructors had now ended and new men had taken over.

Pullin and Dixon developed new types of engines and also a new gearbox. Douglas also tried to sell so called cycle cars 1913 till 1922, but this was just a parenthesis.

In the end of 1920 a new model was shown. This was not sufficient tested and they got big problems which almost led to bankruptcy. The two constructors stopped their employments with large internal frictions with the board and the company had no competent people for developing. The lead succeeded to solve all problems with the model EW.

Douglas also hoped for a new type of competition class in England. It was called Dirt Track. For this the founders of Douglas wanted to sell the MC part of the company to Bond Aircraft Eng. 1935. Douglas wanted probably to put work on casting and machining. They were economical hard pressed by the depression.

After WWII Bond had not the power to adopt itself for the new marked which showed up and the demand sank drastically. In this situation most investment trust companies try to solve problems in a short term way. They search for a license to build an other product. But normally the company has no heritage for the new production. The lead only hide what they should have done earlier.

A license was bought, for production and development, in England of Vespa Scooter. This was the way up to 1957 when production of Douglas machines was ceased. Before this happened the company had developed a new type of Douglas machine.  This was sold under the name of Dragonfly. This cycle was too simple and vacant with it's weak engine and high weight and it was not what people wanted.

Now after WWII the marked search for big, heavy and impulsive things even if people didn't really needed that kind.

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Indian Big Chief 1947

Info Indian Big Chief 1947. Ref 1
 Info Indian Big Chief 1947. Ref 1


Indian history

Hall of fame


Indian Big Chief 1947. Ref 1
Indian Big Chief 1947. Ref 1

Indian 1901-1953

There were three mates that came together. Hendee, Hedström and Henshaw. This was the necessary mix of persons to start with engine driven cycles.

They wanted to see what such a thing was good for. They got together. Hendee wanted to build, Hedström designing and Henshaw was a helper.

These three was happy with the design and started to take orders before it was on wheels. This happened in Springfield 1901. The selling went on good. Perhaps in America in those days everything were able to sell and specially motor vehicles.

For a long time they ordered engines from Thor factory, but soon they realized that there were more money in manufacturing if they had their own engine.

This happened 1907 when the V-twin was announced. The development went on and soon the front wheel had a plate spring.

The competition team pushed everything forward. Electric starter and also electric light came before WWII. Indian should become the only bike mark that could give Harley Davidsson a match as far as up to 1953.

Despite many attempts, with joining of Royale Enfield, Vincent and Matchless, to start again there were not any continued existence.

The Indian mark is so loved by people that production of parts has been started for all models.

Buying an old Indian is no spare part problem.

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Info Terrot. Ref 1
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Terrot Story

Terrot Classics

Terrot Cycle museum


Terrot. Ref 1
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Terrot EP France

France was in the end of 1800 and beginning of 1900 the leading country when talking about motor vehicles.

Roads were built, cars and motor cycles were developed in this country where the drivers didn't need a flag carrying man in front as a warning.

Already 1887 France invited foreign investors  to start factories. One of these were Charles Terrrot and Wilhelm Stücklen. They moved their machine shop 1887 in Germany to Dijon in France. The meaning was to start with bicycles and then when settled 1902 motorcycles.

Switzerland was also an engine producer in the first line in the early days of motorcycle's childhood.

From this neighbor country Terrot bought their first 2 hp engine. Later also Mag and Dufeaux and the English Chater -Lea, Gieraudan and JAP.

The engine made by Terrot was presented 1926-29 Terrot had made 100000 motorcycles. 1951 the first scooter was on the market and also a large production of mopeds.

Peugeot bought the company 1958. When the bad days for motorcycles appeared in the end of 1950 the mark Terrot was terminated 1961.
Free text from Wikipedia. 

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Army mc m/42

info Arme mc/42. Ref 1
Info Arme mc/42. Ref 1


Swedish army mc/42
Swedish army mc/42

Army mc m/42 Sweden

This mc was produced by Monark/Albin.
Motor 500 cc. 19,6 hp. Cylinder diameter 79 mm. stroke 101,2. Dry sump lubrication. 3 gear box, activated by a pedal combination with clutch.

Front and rear wheel exchangeable.
Adjustable hydraulic absorber inbuilt in the front parallel spring fork.

Rear spring of plunger type.
Electric system Bosch, later SEN with a magnet generator.
As power fuel a combination mixture of spirit-petrol called motyl.
A special pump with petrol for easy start when engine was cold.

This engine became later the model for later construction of an army mc. This project was not brought to an end. After the war the 2 prototypes built by NV were used as idea for the project by Bengt Berggren and his Union mc.

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Info Veloectte. Ref 1
 Info Veloectte. Ref 1 Velocette. Ref 1
Velocette. Ref 1


Velocette Club

Velocette pictures

Velocette wikipedia


Velocette. Ref 1
Velocette. Ref 1


Velocette was an English mc company and it worked during 1904-1968. The production was situated in Hall green Birmingham and the product was first called Veloce.

Success within road racing was made during the 1960 th.

The company was founded by John Goodman born as Johannes Gütterman. He Changes later name to John Taylor before formally changes name to John Goodman. His co assistance was William Grue. When started it became Taylor & Grue 1905. His sons Percy and Eugene were also members in the firm.

Their first mc was named Veloce. Later the same year the name of the company became Veloce Limited. They aimed to produce motor bikes and service. First they sold a  four stroke mc. The first 2 stroke mcs came 1913 got the name Velocette. All following models got this name.

1933 the board decided to introduce a new mc with OHV engines. The main cause was that they wanted to lower the production price and offer a mc for a larger group of buyers.

This series was named the K-series but it became mor expensive to produce because more of the engine hade to be mounted by hand because of it's OHV-technic of the drive.

They had to reconstruct the top to a more simpler way for mounting.

The first of these engines named MOV used 250 cc had a square cylinder of 68 x 68. This cycle became a success at once. 1934 the MAC 350. This became even more popular and Veloce company earned much money.

They had now money to make the more expensive model ready. 1935 this mc Velocette MSS 550 was offered on the market.

This motorcycle got also a new more rigid frame and the meaning was that it should be used with a side wagon. 

John Goodman's sons Percy and Eugene were also involved in the company.
They terminated to produce motorcycles 1971.

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Triumph. Ref 1
 Triumph. Ref 1


Triumph history



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Triumph 1885-1983, 1990-

Triumph heritage is from the beginning a German firm founded by Sigfried Bettman, who immigrated to England from the German Empire.

Here he opened an import export firm 1883. This was, 1885, named Triumph Cycle Company. The factory was placed in the industry town of Coventry.

He also started TWN in Germany. 1902 the first motorcycle was produced with a Belgian engine. Triumph has a very up and down history and among, it went bankruptcy during time between wars.

Bettman disappeared from the board 1933 and Jacob Sangster bought the company 1936. The mark Trumpf-Adler office machine was a cooperation between Triumph and Adler.

During the period after WWII when the English taught Japan the last thing for an motorcycle, how to build a frame, the whole English motorcycle industry was outclassed.

Government money was put in the industry to keep the production to continue and despite more money and joining companies the production decreased.

As the last death scream the unions didn't accept a movement of production and the company Norton-Villers-Triumph went bankruptcy 1983.

The mark Triumph became in private hands and 1990 new production started 1990.


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Royal Enfield

Info Royal Enfield. Ref 1
Info Royal Enfield. Ref 1
Royal Enfield. Ref 1
 Royal Enfield. Ref 1


Royal Enfield Story

Royal Bullet


Royal Enfield. Ref 1
Royal Enfield. Ref 1

Royal Enfield 1890-
Picture from 1928

It took more than ten years for Royale Enfield to establish starting in the last tenth years of 18 th. 

All was ended in bankruptcy 1907. This is one way for other companies to procure something cheap which match the buyers own interests. This was also done by All days and Onions. This is a name that indicate an import company.

1910 Royal started to produce cycles with, as most did, an imported engine. In this case Motosacoche and later JAP-motors. WWI brought of course side car models with a Vickers machine gun mounted. See links.

Time between wars was a consolidation period and several model were for sale. The time for depression in the 30th showed of course a declining sale although Enfield hade reserves to handle this period.

Just like BSA during the 50 th Royal had a cheap 2-stroke 150 cc bike. But mostly they produced 350-500 cc bikes. For WWII Enfield produced a military machine and also a lightweight model which could follow the paratroopers in their gliders.

After war shows both up and downs. The most known model was the Bullet. This bike was later sold to Indian army and in this way it was preserved to the motorcycle world as a retro machine.

Today you can get a newly manufactured Royal Enfield to be bought all over the world. Note that it is named only Enfield because India could not accept the name Royal.

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Info DKW 250. Ref 1
Info DKW 250. Ref 1
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DKW. Ref 1. Info DKW. Ref 1.
Info DKW. Ref 1. DKW. Ref 1
DKW. Ref 1


DKW history

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DKW 1916-

DKW was a name formed by the words "Dampf-Kraft-Wagen". It was founded 1916 by the Dane Jörgen Skafte Rasmussen who from 1920 built light 2-stroke bikes.

During time between the wars DKW was the largest mc producer. After WWII the Zschopay factory was in the east zone and cycles from here were named MZ. Compare with the BMW situation. East Germany was not allowed to use the name DKW.

In 1949 production started in Ingolstadt in the west zone, using the name DKW, today main place for Auto Union to produce mc and cars.

In the 50th DKW designed several models which were copied on the terms of war compensation claims and were sold almost identically. For ex. the RT 125 cc was copied by BSA to a new name Bantam.

Several fusions took place on the market and when those have ended, DKW as a mark came to a halt. DKW is replaced by Auto-Union with parent VAG concern 1964. The last 2-stroke engine was made 1976.

From 1949 the 2 stroke engine was terminated in Zwickau. 1976 was the last of this type produced in Ingolstadt. 

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Info Husqvarna "Red ant" III. Ref 1
 Info Husqvarna "Red ant" III. Ref 1


CD:s for different Husqvarna

Huskvarna website


Huskvarna "Red ant". Ref 1.
Huskvarna "Red ant". Ref 1.

Huskvarna 1903 -
The mc on picture model 29.

Husqvarna 1000 cc almost identical to a Indian or HD, technically from the 30th. The company started to sell bicycles and later they put in a small engine.

 Already 1920 they had their own 550 motor and later a 1000cc. With this they went into competitions. It was a success mostly due to the brilliant designer Folke Mannerstedt. Huskvarna won several World Championships.

During the 30th they brought in line with what people wanted. Cheap 2- stroke bikes were sold. With successful models of these types Huskvarna managed till end of 50th. With the help of world known drivers like Bill Nilsson, Håkan Carlqvist and Torsten Hallman, Huskvarna became a Cross machine with a high reputation.

Huskvarna was bought and all products that didn't suit Electrolux were sold. The motorcycle part was bought by Cagiva in Italy 1986.

Sorry to say all these kind of fusions are leading to that the mark disappears from market some time later. In this case Huskvarna, as a company, ended all production and lots of good engineers and workers went out of job. The end result of the fusion with Electrolux, became only a short time higher book-keeping finances for Electrolux.

For some time Huskvarna only produced freezers and alike. The best ad at that time was "Do as Electrolux buy Huskvarna". Several of the designers and drivers started their own production. Husaberg! They had difficulties with money and had big problems to economically fight the Japanese dragoons.

The bad luck for Huskvarna was that they had an extremely wide production program and among these product they had freezers. Eletrolux was also a freezer producer and had to invest overflow money.

Today in the honorable workshops of Huskvarna city it is only a very nice museum. Pity, Sweden might have had a mc producer with a high standard. 

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TWN. Ref 1
TWN. Ref 1


TWN aus Nürnberg


Twin piston motor


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TWN. Ref 1

TWN, Triumph 1885-1957

Triumph was a heritage from a German businessman, Siegfrid Bettman who immigrated 1884 to England from the German Empire.

He opened a import and export company 1886 and it was named Triumph Cycle Company.

The factory was started in the industry city of Coventry. 1902 the first motorcycle was produced with a Belgian engine.
He started also TWN in Germany 1896 and production start was 1903.

TWN is in fact short for Triumph Werk Nürnberg. This factory was initiated by Sigfried and his bank supports in the beginning of 1910, in order to produce Triumph mc in Germany. The engine was manufactured by Triumph Werke and was a two stroke double piston engine. Cylinder diameter was 2x53 mm, stroke 38 mm, cylinder volume 344 cc, compression 6,1:1, power 16 hp. Top speed was given as 45 km/h, weight 177 kg.

1929 the two companies were divided. The shown picture shows a TWN Boss 1953.

Brakes were hydraulics drums with diameter of 160 mm and full hub. Swedish agent was AB Motorkraft and price 3150 1953.

Triumph has a very odd history and was bankrupt between the wars. Bettman disappeared from the board 1933 and Jack Sangster bought the company 1936.

1956 the Nürnberg factory was united with Adler in Germany which produced type writers and MC by that time owner Max Grundig. MC production was terminated.

In spite of government money and combining no one did not succeed  keep the production running in England. As the last nail the English unions refused to let the company to unite with Triumph-Norton-Villers and Triumph went bankrupt 1983

As the mark stayed in private ownership new production could start 1990.

The mark TWN had been disappeared already 1956.

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Info FN 300 cc. Ref 1
Info FN 300 cc. Ref 1


FN History


FN 300 cc. Ref 1
FN 300 cc. Ref 1

FN 1902-1965 Belgium

FN was a company which was established just nearby Sarolea in the Belgian town of Herstal.

Here they started to manufacture, what all other firms did, bicycles and motorcycles. The bicycle from FN had the curiosity to be driven by a prop shaft instead of a chain.

This bicycle was on the market 1898.

The first motorcycle came 1901. It had a 133 cc motor and was driven by a riveted leather strap for "chain".

The engine capacity was successively increased from 133, to 188, 300, 347 to a four cylinders engine with 748 cc.

By this reason it was called Type 700. FN is known for its unusual front spring construction which came after the WWI. They had bought it from Switzerland.

1959 they produced their own mopeds with several different names. For ex. the sport model Rocket.

Together with Sarolea they designed a type S.

1967 the last moped left the production line of FN.

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Horex Imperator 1955


Horex history

Horex Wiki



Horex Imperator 1955. Ref 1
Horex Imperator 1955. Ref 1

Horex Germany

Horex has a curious start in business. The mark is from Germany in spite that it look very English.

Friedrich Kleemann was the man behind. He owned a glass ware factory named Rex. He bought Columbus motor factory Oberursel. This name is known for many who are interested in airplane engines.

This engine had a rotation design and was the best for fighter planes during WWI, The engine had the model name of Gnom.

The first mc that was produced also got this name. It was delivered by Columbus AG.

The son Fritz Kleeman started 1923 a Fahrzugbau. He had combined the letters HO i Homburg and his Father's glass factory Rex.

He constructed they first real Horex with a 248 cc OHV engine. This motor had taken several design ideas from the Gnom motor.

They got though financial problems 1925 and such things were not uncommon at this time in Germany. The two factory was the merged with the old Columbus company and his Horex.

Now they produced mc motors for their motorbike with volumes between 250 cc to 800 cc. Everything went on well up to WWII. During the war may be parts were manufactured for the German army.

In the 60 th the factory had god production and many motor bikes were sold. This lasted up to 1956 when only 2790 bikes left the factory.

The owners now decided to be a sub deliverer for Mercedes Benz. This could not end in any other way than Baimler Benz bought the Horex company. This happened 1960.

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Info Hägg. Ref 1
Info Hägg. Ref 1
Produced in Alingsås Sweden. Ref 1
Produced in Alingsås Sweden. Ref 1

Hägg mc from City of Alingsås. Ref 1
Hägg mc from City of Alingsås. Ref 1

Hägg Sweden

This is a motor bike produced 1905 by G.A. Hägg in Alingsås Sweden. It was equipped with a 2 cyl in line engine mounted along the frame. The gearbox was 2 step Sturmy Archer, situated between the two crankcases. It was started by crank starting. The magnet was directly driven. Engine 440 cc gearbox

Frame imported from Germany. Totally produced 50 copies.
Clutch was placed in the rear wheel. Lubrication is by a pump.
Light the best at that time with acetylene with a tank below the saddle.
This motorcycle was earlier exhibit at Svärdsjö MC Collection by owner Lennart Palm.

NeraCar, Harley Davidsson, ÖWA, Honda, Douglas, Indian, Terrot, MC/42, Velocette, Triumph, Royal Enfield, DKW, Husqvarna, TWN, FN, Horex, Hägg, Rumi
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Rumi Corsa

 Info Rumi. Ref 1
Info Rumi. Ref 1


Rumi Classic

Rumi wikipedia


Rumi Corsa. Ref 1
Rumi Corsa. Ref 1

Rumi 1940-end of 1960. Italy

From the beginning Rumi was a foundry for details to the textile industry.

During WWII Rumi got job for details for submarines and torpedoes.

When war was over Rumi decided 1950 to start producing smaller motorbikes. For engine it should be a 2 cylinders.

Motor is 2-stroke and 125cc. This one fits very well also for the at that time, popular scooter.

During 1960 they got economical trouble and the company was liquidated.

The owner  Donnino Rumi went back to what he liked best to do, be a sculptor.

Other Cars MC museums in this website

Adalen car museum
Arnolds_cars & odds ends
Arvika car mc museum
Assa car museum
AUDI Ingolstadt

Barnfind Halsingland
Barnfind Katrineholm
Brosarp Museistation
Bjorkenas mopedmuseum
Brooklands England
Bugatti 2000
Bugatti 2018
Beaulieu England
Bynanders Car MC
Car sport museum Karlskrona
Chaparral carmuseum
Duxford England
Dalén musem
Eds Motorcycle museum
Enoch Thulin Landskrona
Falkoping MC Museum
Foundries and mines
Garage round in Halsingland
Grangesberg Nostalgi
Grafors Collection
Grangesberg Locos
Hannover air museum
Hassleholm mil. vehicles
Holmgren VW collection
Haynes England
Hjorted Mopedmuseum
Harnosand carmuseum
Huskvarna museum
Ivar Car museum Hoting
Koping car museum
Krylbo-Norbergs rail
My Vehicles
Malmkoping mil. vehicle museum
Malmo Technical museum
Mercedes Benz 2000
Mercedes Benz 2018
MC-Collection Sweden
MC museum Hedemora
Motala museum
Munktell museum
Museum joerney 2018
My ArtGlas collection
NSU 2018
Otto Walz 2018
Outbordmuseum Varb.
Peugeot 2018
Porsche 2000
Porsche 2018
Rydaholms Car Museum
Robot Museum Sweden
Regnsjo, SAF cars
Panzeranzer museum
ScaniaVabis museum
Sinsheim museum 2000
Sinsheim museum 2018
Skokloster car museum
SSK Boxcar
Storvik Odds and Ends
Svedino car & airplane
Soderhamn Air Force
Sparreholm museum
Sagen Technical museum
Surahammar MC
Swedish Air force museum
Swedish submarines
Torsong MC museum
Torsby Car MC museum
Technical museum Helsinb
Technical museum Stockholm
Ullared carmuseum
Volvo Industrial museum

Other sites
Military service
Travels (in Swedish)
My Heritage (in Swedish)

Trainmuseum Sweden
Vasteras Airmuseum
Hagfors Industrimuseum
Karlskrona Marina

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