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BAUER, Germany 1936 - 1953 (or 1956)

L. Bauer & Co. (Bauer-Werke GmbH), Klein-Auheim, Main

The L. Bauer & Co factory in Klein-Auheim started as a bicycle factory in 1919. In 1936 some small pedal-assisted motorcycles with 74cc (or 75cc) and 98cc Sachs engines were added to the production line. After World War II some models with Sachs and ILO engines of 97cc to 174cc were produced with great success. Then they designed their own engine, a 248cc OHV four-stroke with both the carburettor and the exhaust port at the rear of the cylinder head. Some technical problems were never solved, and at the end of 1953 motorcycle production ended.


B 98/2: 98cc Sachs engine, 3 HP, twospeed, 1949-1953
B 100: 98cc 98cc Sachs engine, 3 HP, twospeed, 1950-1953
B 125: 123cc ILO engine, 5.5 HP, threespeed, 1951-1952
B 150: 147cc Sachs engine, 6.5 HP, fourspeed, 1952-1953
B 175: 174cc ILO engine, 7.5 HP, threespeed, 1951-1953
B 250: 248cc Bauer fourstroke engine, fourspeed, 12HP, top speed 110 Kilometers per hour, 1952-1953

Bauer B150.jpg
Bauer B150

Submitted by Hartmut Schouwer

Fri Nov 21 2014
rummi at
Bauer B150
Hello, I has Bauer a B150 Bj.1952 and looks for a copy of the German vehicle registration. Do they have these?

Mon Sep 22 2014 at
Bauer Motorcycles
Bauer B150
Dear Sirs, I sent you an email earlier about the Bauer with the painted tanks with a web site of Friedrich Guenther. Well I email him and asked if I could use his photo's for the Bauer site on Sheldon's EMU webpage. He emailed back and said it was OK and sent me more photo's to send you. I wish you can post these. thanks Rich Butler. PS i will send some more photo's.
Brentwood Ca. USA

Mon Sep 15 2014
marcos.a.hume at
bauer logos and emblems
Bauer 49cc,1950
I need ologs and or decal or emblems for my Bauer.

Fri Sep 12 2014 at
Differences in B150s
Bauer B150
I was Looking at the German web sites when I came across Friedrich Gunther's FG-EVENTFOTO.DE site And seen photos of a Bauer B150 all original with painted tanks.His album is called 100 years Bauer Works KL. Auheim. I heard that they came both ways but never seen one till I saw his site. When I restored my bike I also painted my tanks. Also they made a change where the speedo drive is, as shown in the drawings. I believe that change was made in 1952. My 52' has it in the right engine cover. I wished that this gets posted on the Bauer site, thanks Rich Butler

In the message I sent just before this one, I might have written that my Bauer was a 52'. If i did could change that to a 51'. And could you check that I wrote the speedo drive change was between 1950 and 1951. Thanks Rich Butler and sorry about that.
California, USA

Bauer-1950-B150-Comparison.jpg will be posted-1409

Fri Aug 22 2014 at
Bauer B250 Correction
Bauer B250
I found this article and picture of a Bauer B250 that shows that the carb and the exhaust are both on the back side of the cylinder head. Where as some articles state that the carb was mounted on the front. The article is from "The Encyclopedia Of The Motorcycle" By Hugo Wilson copyright 1995. I wish that can be posted on the Bauer site.
California, USA
See May 22 entry below. Ed.


Wed Jul 30 2014
bauerwerke at
bauer b100 poland 0826 1936yehr

Beautiful Bauer-1936-B100-Poland

Mon Apr 14 2014

marcos.a.hume at
Sachs Bauer 1940
I have this motorcycle.I want to sell it.How much does it cost.need restoration,but it is running and complete-

Mon Dec 23 2013
Bauer video
Bauer unknown
Any idea what is this:
Cincinnati, USA

Thu May 22 2014 at
Bauer Restoration
Bauer 1951 B-150
This Bauer was given to me in boxes, so I decided to give the Bauer a new fresh life in California. I am currently breaking it in slowly.
California, USA

Thu May 15 2014 at
Diode in headlight bucket.
Bauer B150
Need to know what type or spec's is the diode in the electrical system on the B150 running the Hella system.
Calif. USA

Fri Dec 06 2013<at>
Bauer Moyorcycle
Bauer 1951 B150
I aquired the B150 from rodmiller<at> of California usa. my question is; Is there any Bauer B150s in the Usa besides the one that I have?
California USA



Sun Jun 16 2013

bau BAUER B100
witam posiadam bauera b100 kickstarter numer ramy 0082!! ok 1936r,silnik 1936
Mon Jun 17 2013
bauer b100 1936
1936 BAUER B100
i have Bauer b100 have the frame number 0082 is the result of that is the beginning of a series about 1936rok engine numbers also point to 1936, kickstarter, after renovations to the end


Thu May 30 2013
I've got one Bauer Werke
1937 B-100
I have a Bauer Werke B-100, it's in original state. So i am wondering, what is the value of these bikes now? And is it worth selling?
Belgrade, Serbia


Wed Nov 23 2011
Bauer B98
1936-37? B98
I bought bodynumber 2022 Bauer (picture below). I have started restoration. All information about this model and information about accurate modelyear, especially pictures, are wellcome.

Bauer 1937 B98 Finland

Thu Jul 21 2011
Bauer Spitzenklasse
I am try to get some information on a German made Bauer 3 speed. Are you able to help me?
Sarasota, FL

Bauer Spitzenklasse
Bauer Spitzenklasse

Tue Apr 19 2011
bauer gas tank and chain guard decals
bauer 1951 b150
need the decals for the bauer gas tank and chain guard
california usa

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Sun Apr 10 2011
bicycles Bauer
Bauer 50 yahre
Guten Morgen!
Ich besitze ein Fahrrad Marke Bauer. haben die 50-jährige Firmenjubiläum Bauer gemacht. Ich bin in der Anzahl der Einheiten erzeugt interessiert dieses Modell.
Vielen Dank für Ihre Antwort. Ich kann nicht Deutsch, so dass ich mit Google zu übersetzen. Grüße Peter Konvi&#269;ný Šumperk!
Šumperk , CZ

Bauer 50 jahre
Bauer 50 yahre

Fri Jan 01 2010
siesmuyfacil at hotmaildot com
bicicleta bauer
Poseo una bici creo marca bauer y queria confirmar si es o no una Bauer y saber model y donde puedo encontrar informacion

Bauer Bicycle, Spain

Sun Dec 13 2009
egabara at
1949 Bauer
Bauer 100cc
A friend gave me this bike. Had to bring it home from Germany.
Langley, B.C.

Bauer 1949 100cc

Wed Jun 17 2009
riknahas at
Information about Moped
Bauer Unknown
In 1958 I saw a Bauer motor bike . I estimate 50cc. Excellent workmanship. I am unable to find any information concerning this Bauer product. If you could provide any assistance I would appreciate that. Thank you.
California, USA

Sun Jan 25 2009
jormaniemela07 at gmaildot com
Bauer Werke SM 98
bike is bauer werke,serial number is 2022 and engine number is 444576 Sachs SM 98.
can you help me to find some information of this bike,like when it was built and how many.
everything what you can tell me is important.

Bauer SM98

Mon Nov 05 2007
kathrin.gerigk at
Bauer 98 year 1939
Wir haben ein Motorfahrrad Bauer Typ 98 Baujahr 1939 und suchen Fotos und technische Informationen, um einen KFZ zu beantragen.
Können Sie uns behilflich sein?
Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
Kathrin und Franz-Josef Gerigk
Olpe Germany

Sun Oct 15 2006
platipus at beotel.yu
bauer B-100
i have B-100 from 1936 and i would like to sell it it works and it is in good condition

Thu May 11 2006
edgardvernimmen at hotmaildot com
Bauer B 150
Pictures of my bauer B 150,1950.
Edgard from belgium.
De motorfiets is geheel gerestaureerd en heeft het eerste weekend van mei zijn eerste oltimer rally gereden zonder probleem.
Lommel (belgium)

Robotrans: The motorcycle is completely restored and was ridden the first weekend of May to its first oldtimer rally without problem.

Bauer B150 1950.jpg
Bauer B150 1950

Mon Oct 17 2005
shaw at
hi i have found a badge with 50 jahre bauer on it could you please tell me what it is off?

Bauer 50 Jahre badge.jpg
Bauer 50 Jahre badge


Have found a very? old Bauer motorcycle with an ILO motor 125ccm (under hundred tons of spider !!!)
I guess technical books were eaten by stupid rats !!!
So could you help me on having information on this motorcycle (Web site, addresses, books, all others, ...)
For information, my name's Thill Georges and I'm leaving in the nice country of Luxemburg.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Thill Georges pcp at

February 18, 2001
I'm interested in photos and information of motorcycle Bauer with Sachs 98cc (year1939?) If you have that kind, please send me. My address is aikin at


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