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Austrian Motorcycles

Hai Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Manufacturer: Bargmann & Co 1938-1939 (possibly 1937-39)

The Bargmann company was established in Liesing near Vienna and then, in 1939, in Steyr.

The bikes were quite distinctive having an aluminium alloy (silumin) frame housing a two-speed two-stroke engine of 100cc.

The most striking phenomenon under the motorcycles from 1937 to 1938 was undoubtedly the shark. When Wr. Spring Fair 1938, presented the shark. Both Ing. Brothers Theophil and Richard Bargmann have developed a new form of motorcycle.

The frame of Silumin (aluminium alloy) were cast together in the tank and the steering head. A two-stroke engine with enclosed in a two-speed transmission block.

It had before the war many such frames have been manufactured to stock. In the Type list limit of the occupying power, it was not included Type Hai. Sorry, we could after the war, some names mounted shark among others.

Models: (just the one, apparently)
Hai (Shark)
Two-stroke single cylinder 100cc with two-speed gearbox.

Apologies for poor translation

Sources: voz.com.at



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