German Motorcycles

Mars Motorcycles


Mars 1923 drawing.jpg
Mars 1923 drawing

Mars began motorcycle manufacture in 1903 in Nuremberg using Fafnir and Zedel engines. They built the futuristic "White Mars" in 1921, a behemoth with a 986cc Maybach boxer twin and a frame of pressed steel. Production ceased ind 1924 during the worst of the inflationary period, and resumed in 1926.

Rudi Albert joined Mars in 1950 and designed the Mars Stella ‘150' which was deservedly one of the most successful bikes sold in Germany at that time. These were available with Fichtel & Sachs 150 and 250cc engines (and possibly also 175cc.). Mars also employed both JLO and Raleigh engines. Production ceased in 1953.

There were apparently several motorcycle firms using the name Mars.


Fri Oct 19 2012
mars-stella sachs
mars stella 1952
i have a mars stella mod.1952 and i want to know how much money can i win if i sale it.please find me in facebook aris-georg atg thanks!i can't finde a photo right now.thanks again!

Thu Jan 06 2011
cnc-engineerig<at>yahoo dot com
motor cycles
mars sachs 1950
required spare can i sell this antique.

Sat Feb 07 2009
vreenecf at gmail dot com
Mars Monza 1957
I have a Mars Monza 1957 model 50cc with a JLO motor.I wish to obtain more information as I hope to restore this classic.
South Africa
Chris van Reenen wrote:
I found pictures on the web,unfortunately the one I have will take a lot of work to look the same again.

Jlo piano G 50 Einbaumotor

Motor: Luftgekühlter EinzylinderZweitakt, Bohrung 38, Hub 43, Verdichtungl :6,5,Dauerleistung 1,25PS bei 5250 U/min., Höchstdrehzahl 5400 U/min.

Vergaser: Bing 1/10/43 bzw. Pallas P 10/1 mit Ansauggeräuschdämpfer.

ElektrischeAnlage: Schwungradlichtmagnetzünder 6 V 17 W, Kerze 225/14 u 2, Gewinde M 14.

Getriebe und Antrieb: 2 Gänge, MehrscheibenkuppJung im Ölbad, Primärantrieb durch Synchroflex-Präzisions-Zahnriemen, Sekundärkette 172 X 3/16, Abstufung 1 :11,3:6,8, Kraftübertragung durch Kette auf Hinterrad.

Kraftstoff und Schmierung: Öl-BenzinGemisch 1:25.  Verbrauch: Normverbrauch 1,5 Ltr.l 100 km.

Steigfähigkeit (ohne Mittreten): ca. 18%·

Gewicht: 9 kg.

Hersteller: Süd-Jlo-Werk, München

Image possibly sourced from

Sun Nov 30 2008 at yahoo dot com
mars sachs motorcycles
i have 2 mars sachs motorcycles running condition i want to sell these bikes.

Fri Dec 01 2006
balvarez007 at gmail dot com
MARS Stella 1952
I bought a 1952 Mars stella, 150cc sachs engine. does anybody know where to get parts for the engine ??

Mars 1952 Stella 150cc.jpg
Mars 1952 Stella 150cc

Mon Nov 20 2006
s.gutmann at
"White" Mars 1000 wanted

Mars 1000 wanted, any condition, also fragments, parts.
Please send your offer and pictures to s.gutmann at
Best regards
S. Gutmann
stuttgart, Germany

February 12th 2005
Mars motorcycle postage stamp on Ebay

subject: Mars Motorcycle
Email: fparmenter at
message: I bought a 1954 125cc Mars Motorcycle in 1965 while I was in Germany. do you have any information on these motorcycles?

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