Binz Motor Scooters
Made in Germany
Brief History of the Marque: Binz
Binz GmbH & Co. in Lorch, Germany, designed a city-scooter in 1954, with production limited to some 1800 units between 1954 and 1958.
Binz was a well known designer and producer of truck bodies, particularly for the drivers cabins of long-distance haulers. By the 1950s they were well established in European markets so when the motor scooter boom occurred they entered the market with a small, maneuverable machine using a 50-cc Fichtel & Sachs single cylinder two-stroke engine coupled to a simple two-speed transmission. This power plant was well known for its reliability, and allowed the little machine to achieve a top speed of 30 mph
The entire driveline, including the chain drive to the rear wheel, could be easily accessed by tilting the rear end of the scooter upward without having to loosen screws (which could be interpreted as limited access). The design afforded the rider maximum protection from the elements.
Their 47cc scooterettes were imported to the UK from September 1956 until the end of 1957.
Binz has been a designer and builder of ambulances since 1955, and is one of the best know companies of its type in Europe.
Wed Aug 18 2010
What do you think my Binz Scooter is worth? It is pretty complete, only missing the right hand brake lever. I haven't tried to make it run but the engine turns over.
The page on Motorcycle Valuations may prove helpful.
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