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A Brief History of the Marque: Simson

Suhl is located in the southern part of the former East Germany, in the early 20s...

Simson was the big east German moped manufacturer. Today they are a lot smaller, but still exist. Check www.simson-motorrad.de

They started production 1948 with a well made 250cc four stroke called AWO 425.

1960 this bike was too expensive to make, compared to the MZ, so the Communist Government ordered them to make mopeds. They made models like the simple SR1 and 2, sporty ones like Sperber and S51 and the millionseller scooterlike Schwalbe.

In the 60's they were among the most modern mopeds, but in 1990, the year of reunification they only had old models. Their glory days were in enduro and Sixdays events. Here the got everything one could win, including World Championship.

The 1990 Winning 80cc bike featured rotary disc inlet and 29HP.

Simson Engines were also used in road racing. I own two of those : a 1966 8-speed 50cc and a 1972 rotary inlet 6 speed watercooled 50cc with 16,5 HP.

Regards,
Martijn Stehouwer  --  stehouwer at emot.nl
January 3, 2001

For more Simson history see BSW , IFA and AWO

AWO Simpson Suhl Tank Badge.jpg
AWO Simpson Suhl Tank Badge



Fri Feb 14 2014
skye482000 at yahoo.com
For Sale 1957 Dealer Demo
Simson 250 Sport
Very nice lw mileage, original Simson 250 Sport. Matching frame and engine numbers(168721). Always indoor storage from new. Includes manual and tools with pouch. Engine is free with compression but missing key. Low miles: 1074
Lincoln, Nebraska USA

Simson-1957-250-Sport-Nebraska-1.jpg will be posted-1402


Fri Sep 27 2013
t.edley<at>hotmail.com
Please "HELP"
Simson S51 Enduro
Hi ya, In need of English Workshop manual, Or Advice on removing rear wheel.  Tried to translate the German manual, but sadly failed, any help is much appreciated, Cheers Trev.
Morton, Alfreton, UK


Wed Jul 03 2013
waynemeakin<at>hotmail.co.uk
Won't start
Simson S51
My bike stalled twice when I put the footbrake on and now refuses to start at all, even though there is a good spark. Also I'm after a rev counter but so far no success.  Thanks
Chesterfield  UK


Mon Nov 05 2012
luisnovas45<at>gmail.com
Engine parts for a remont
Simson 1961 250 cc
Sun Nov 4 2012

Hi, I'm looking for the engine parts of a bike
simson 250 cc. Can you help me to find these parts here in Miami, FL?
 Thanks in advance
Luis Novas
Miami, FL, USA


Tue Apr 03 2012
alasdair.chatterton<at>yahoo.co.uk
simson
schwalbe s51/kr51
Hi, just wondering if anyone knows were to get cheap parts and a english manual or rebuild book for a simson schwalbe. Cheers.
Liverpool


Simson Schwalbe 1955 1991 by Motorbuch Verlag

Schrader-Typen-Chronik Simson Schwalbe & Co 1955 - 1991

This new 96 page hardback book with German text is mainly based on a compilation of original East German brochures and other promotional material covering the Simson & Simson-Schwalbe mopeds, scooters and off-road motorbikes from 1955 to 1991.

Chapters include a brief history of the company; first 1950s mopeds - SR 1, SR 2, SR 2E, KR 50; the 1963 Schwalbe scooter, Typ KR 51/1 K, KR 51/2; 1960s mopeds SR 4-1 Spatz, SR 4-2 Star, SR 4-3 Sperber, SR 4-4 Habicht; the Mofa SL 1; 1970s sport mopeds S 50, S 50 B1, S 50 B2, S 51, S 70; 1980s scooters SR 50/80; 1980s S 53. The book features 124 colour photos, plus a further 22 b/w. There is a section on Motorsport; and 9 pages of technical/production details.

Simson-Schwalbe-book.jpg
Simson-Schwalbe-book


Sat Feb 18 2012
christosttp<at>yahoo.com
used engine
simson kr 51/1
Hello,
I am looking for a used engine or engine parts for my bike.Can you help me to find these parts?
Thanks in advance
Chris
Cyprus


Sat Oct 01 2011
john.mcmahon12<at>btopenworld.com
simson parts
simson s51 12 volt
i need a few parts for bike spokes seat cover exhaust and front mud guard
n,ireland


Tue May 17 2011
automan30<at>twcny.rrimg
Kick Starter Spring
Simson 425 T 425T
Wish to obtain a Kick Starter Spring for this machine
Mohawk, N.Y. U.S.A.


Mon Apr 18 2011
bighugie<at>msnimg
bike for sale
simson s 50
i have a simson s 50 still in the origional packing case ( never used ) i think it is from 1971 , anyone interested i can send photo's . it has spot rust on the guards and crome thats all .
east ayrshire


Thu Mar 04 2010
pinto93<at>freemail.hu
Fontos
Pinto Diego Simson
salve, Sto vendendo mio moto . Questo e un moto UNGHERESE. tipo SIMSON SR50. Troppo belo . Il prezzo : 350 euro .Poco ustao, 4 marcia,Gomme nuove, Se interessa tipo moti ungheresi mi po scrivere. Se lo compri lo porto io li . Colore adesso verde!
Ungheria
Italian
Simson-2004-SR50.jpg will be posted-1003


Fri Jan 22 2010
garyrigby14imgtiscali.co.uk
Simson Motorradn 425 S
Simson 425 S
My neighbour is looking for a CAM for a simson motorradn 425 S. Can anyone help?
Midlands UK


Thu Oct 22 2009
automan30imgtwcny.rrimg
Parts for a 1954 Simson Motorcycle
Simson 425S
I wish to purchase a new or good used magneto for this cycle. A defective DEB magneto model ZS3 is fitted on my cycle w/ sidecar at present.
Mohawk, N. Y. U.S.A.

I need the address of a Company where I can purchase a correct Magneto, Contact Points, Condenser and Coil for a 1956 Simson Model 425 Motorcycle.
N.Y.State  U.S.A.


Sun Oct 18 2009
jennymn34imghotmailimg
Manual
simson s51
Have an Simson S51 and am looking for a manual in english as I need to take the clutch plates of and replace them. Also where would I get clutch plates?
Bristol

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Sun Aug 30 2009
wiwadimgkatamailimg
Simson 250
Goodmorning,I'm looking for a Technical data about Simson 250cc 4stroke, I'm writing from Italy,Can you help me? thanks, Best Regards
Florence


Thu Jun 25 2009
dirkvhnimghotmailimg
Simson
Simson six days
Hello, I am looking for good pictures and technical information concerning Simson Six Days (factory) bikes 50 and 80cc of around 1969/70.
Is there somebody who knows such a bike for sale?
Kind regards,   Dirk
Belgium


Sat May 23 2009
randybimgtiogahardwoodsimg
need parts
Simson 1952 125cc
need fork rebuild kit, carb kit, electric system schematic
NY USA


May 10th 2009
Hi,

Now I made an older Simson logo. It's was on Simson Schwalbe. My father had a Schwalbe, and he was a happy owner. Theese bikes older series was good, because there was a cooler ventilator under the cover.
Hwen I was young, I had an N50 type modell. It was good and popular, but the modified SB51 was better.
If you need, I will send my bikes photo to you.
Do you need a moderner Sheldon's emu logo?

Bye,

Andrew
András Somogyi

Simson logo


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Sun Aug 24 2008
john.mcmahon12imgbtopenworldimg
Motorbike
simson 50cc
I would like know if i could get parts for this bike, wheels strickers etc.
N,IRELAND


Wheel strickers are hard to get for this model.


Wed Apr 09 2008
ominous -boob-manimghotmail.co.uk
Simson S51
Hi I am having problems getting my Simson S51 running and could someone please send me the carbouretor float settings for my motorcycle
GL17 9LN

Simson-S51-UK.jpg
Simson-S51-UK


Wed Oct 24 2007
danielstephenson1imgyahoo.co.uk
simson
s51
i just brought an s51 simson with no engine (for some fun really) any idea where i can get an engine for this little beastie from. i live in the uk and dont read german so well like most of the web pages are in german i think. thanks in advance
daniel
bedford uk


Thu Sep 27 2007
excoolegaimghotmailimg
Simson S51

Hi dear competent,I want to ask you about Simson S51 carburator,Do you have a product for this model Motorcycle? My motocycle 1986 model Simson S51. If you have for this type and if it is suitable can you send me is's price and where i can found it in Turkey.Thanks Best Regards.
Turkey


Mon Sep 17 2007
studioimggussarinoimg
1959 moped
1959 simson sr2 moped
I have recently purchased a 1959 simson sr2 moped in incredible condition
the paint is  very good with all origanal  emblems from tires to the seat to the origanal air pump stored for 40 years in a garage.
It tooks several hours to carfully clean and detail the moped thus having
40 years of dust on it, after cleaning it,to our amazement every thing is in perfect working order . The colour looks like a military tan .
could you please help me with some information on the history and the current value of this moped
many thanks  Gus
canada

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Thu Aug 30 2007
jimel-koeimgyahoo.com [bounced]
selling
simsom 1966
i want to sell motorcycle, simson 1966 the unique model. whould you like to market it.
i am waiting for your recontact
indonesia, west java


Mon Aug 06 2007
ominous-boob-manimghotmail.co.uk
wiring diagrams
simson s 50
I know that theres not a lot to go wrong with these bikes but i cant get a spark from the engine and i think it might be the wiring, please could you send me a wiring diagram of this bike, thanks , Lee
hayling island

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Simson S50.jpg
Simson S50


Sun Jul 22 2007
peterappimghotmail.co.uk
Valuation
Simpson 50c.c. comfort
We would like advice on selling a Simpson 50c.c. comfort fully restored circa 1987-88 which belonged to my late father
Sheffield England


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Sun Mar 25 2007
lendoyleimgtiscali.co.uk
mixture
simson enduro 50cc
What is the optimum two stroke mix for this machine?
bournemouth


For two-stroke oil mixture ratios, try this page: http://cybermotorcycle.com/premix.htm

Simson Enduro 50cc.jpg
Simson Enduro 50cc


Fri Dec 15 2006
mcphee-48imghotmailimg
Contact with Simson owners
Simson s51
Hi all,
My name is Ian McPhee. I live in queensland Australia. I have recently returned from working in West Africa and have brought my Simson home with me. I am looking to be in contact with other Simson owners, either in Oz or anywhere.
regards
Ian McPhee


Fri Aug 25 2006
Rhorvath65imgyahooimg
1963 Simson moped
I am looking for a gas tank and an engine for my 1963 Simson moped.  This bike was 100% complete, but people at United Airlines threw away those 2 items. As you can imagine I am furious, but there is nothing I can do but replace them. Any ideas on where to order parts? I'm in Denver Colorado.
Thanks,
   Bob H.
Denver, CO


Sun Jul 02 2006
faslanbeyimgyahooimg
history
we have a motorcyhle in turkey..1963 simson we want contac us about you machine thanks

Simson Moped 1963.jpg
Simson Moped 1963


Sun May 21 2006
snksimsimgyahooimg
Simson parts needed
1961 425s Simson
Hello , i have a 1961 Simson 425s and need complete front gas tank mount, kickstart shaft, valve adjusters,and manuals in english. Can you help? Thanks Steve
Virginia USA


Tue Apr 18 2006
koeuthimgmts.net
Front Right side Brake lever
1990 Simson 50
I'm looking for front brake lever on the right handle bar for my 1990 Simson 50. My son has tipped the moped and broked the lever.I can not find parts anywhere for this moped.

Have a great day,
SK
Canada

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Simson 50 1990 front
Simson 50 1990 lhs.jpg
Simson 50 1990 lhs
Simson 50 1990 rhs.jpg
Simson 50 1990 rhs


Mon Jan 30 2006
garethimgjbrace.wanadoo.co.uk
simson s51
please can you help me i am trying to find a part on the fuel tap that has broken.It is the niple the fuel pipe connects to can you help please


Sat Jul 16 2005
Eeddaviesimgaolimg
simson 50cc enduro
i recently bought a simson motorcycle unfortunately it is in bits in a box,i am looking for a manual which will help me rebuild it can you help.


Thu May 05 2005
quad-405imgfreemail.hu
awo simson 1955
i want to sell or change it for a4cikle, enduro cagiva 350-500ccm.


Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005
subject: SIMSON MOTOR CYCLE S70
Email: kayomboadrehem at yahooimg
message: I have a SIMSON MOTOR CYCLE S70 which have problems of piston rings.will I get such piston rings from your company?
Please inform me i want to buy.


Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2005
subject: simson 425s
Email: tas at lsol.net
message: looking for simson 425s parts. piston rings,head gasket, wiring harness, generator brushes, ect. Any information would be helpful. Thank You


November 18, 2004
Hello Sheldon,
Sorry to bother you but I found your site while looking for info on Simson and wondered if you might be able to help me out. I have a 125 supermotard that was shipped right before they went out of business and I am looking for someone that might know how many were made, if parts are available etc... do you have any contacts, links or know anyone that may know about these bikes?

Thanks,
Spencer Davis  --  sdavismail at sbcglobal.net
Michigan


June 29, 2001
Dear sir
Can you send me some catalogue about MZ and SIMSON ?
Thanks
mahiran  --  mahiran at taminn.org


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