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Motorcycles

MZ TS250- 1974

MZ TS250- 1974

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NSU 501 Konsul II- 1952

NSU 501 Konsul II- 1952

NSU began motorcycle production in 1901, four years before they began producing cars.

NSU Fox-1957

NSU Fox-1957

The NSU Fox was the first entirely new design motorcycle after World War II.  The Fox used a 98cc four stroke engine which was very new, as most motorcycles built before World War II used two stroke engines.

OSA M-50-1960

OSA M-50-1960

Polish-made scooter, Osa was produced in the Eastern European bloc.  Design work started  as early as 1955 with the first production examples leaving the factory in 1959.  Production of M50s continued until 1962 when an improved version called Osa M52 appeared.

Paglianti-1959

Paglianti-1959

In the 1950s and ‘60s there were over 300 motorcycle manufacturers in Italy.  Paglianti was one of the small manufacturers in business from 1948-1966.

Peugeot Propeller Bicycle-1920

Peugeot Propeller Bicycle-1920

Peugeot is considered to be the most prestigious French bicycle.  In the early 1920s, a Parisian company named SICAM (“Société Industrielle de Construction Automobile et Motocycliste”) began constructing engines for bicycles.

Peugeot Scoot'elect electric scooter (grey)-1996

Peugeot Scoot'elect electric scooter (grey)-1996

The Peugeot Scoot’elec is considered to be the first successful mass-market electric scooter. It was based on and shared many parts with Peugeot’s entry-level gas scooter, the Zenith.
Peugeot Scoot'elect electric scooter (white)-1998

Peugeot Scoot'elect electric scooter (white)-1998

The Scoot’elec shared both body panels and suspension components with the Zenith, but differed greatly in the frame. The on-board charger, controller, and cord are stored beneath the seat, leaving only an irregularly-shaped cubby up front for storage.

Pli-Solex 5000- 1974

Pli-Solex 5000- 1974

The Pli-Solex is the folding version of the 5000. The frame folds in the center, and the handlebars, seat, and engine may be removed to allow for easier transport or storage.

Rumi Formichino- 1955

Rumi Formichino- 1955

Fonderie Officine Rumi, the Rumi Foundries, were established by Gabrielle Rumi in Bergamo, Italy in 1906.

Sachs 125-2010

Sachs 125-2010

Designed in Germany and built in China, the Sachs MadAss (“Crazy Donkey”)125 is a motorcycle in minimalist form. Weighing only 220 pounds, the motorcycle is packed with unique design features.

Salsbury Superscooter 85- 1947

Salsbury Superscooter 85- 1947

Motorscooters were born out of the necessity of economic depressions.

Schwinn Whizzer Model WZ-1948

Schwinn Whizzer Model WZ-1948

Whizzer motor kits were introduced by Breene-Taylor Engineering Corporation, a Los Angeles maker of aircraft parts, in 1939. 

Sears Allstate Compact Puch Scooter- 1966

Sears Allstate Compact Puch Scooter- 1966

In the early 1900s, small towns and farms in America were far from the centers of commerce and the idea of mail-order shopping was essential.

Sears Saber 50 (Puch)-1966

Sears Saber 50 (Puch)-1966

Those sold as Puch’s had two carburetors, while the sears bikes had to make do with one carburetor.  The Sabre is the late-model Puch street replacement for the “Compact.”  The 5-hp engine and saddle seat was powerful and roomy for two.  Puch stopped manufacturing motorcycles in 1986.

SHL M-17 Gazela-1968

SHL M-17 Gazela-1968

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