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Tornax Motorcycles

Tornax, Wuppertal

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A Brief History of the Marque

Manufactured: 1926-1955

Tornax was founded in 1922 by Herr Wewer who contracted with J.A.P of England to be supplied with engines. In 1928 he brought to market the then fastest road bike in the world, the Tornax 1000. This machine was discontinued in 1931 or 32.

Tornax had considerable success in the racing world during this period.

As the financial crisis deepened they began producing lighter bikes of 125 and 250cc using JLO engines. They also built the Tornax Rex Sports Roadster and, in the 1950s, the Tornax Schwarze Josephine (Black Josephine) powered by the JLO 250 twin.


Tornax used many different engines including JAP, ILO, Bark two-strokes and Columbus.

In the 1950s Wewer bought the rights to the Opti 4-stroke Twin and cancelled the contract with Ilo. It appears the Opti was a disaster.

Tornax TS80 and RX80 (Enduro)
Year: 1982-86
Engine: air-cooled, six-speed manual, 5 kW (7 hp), later 6kW (8.3 hp)
Tank: 10 liters
Weight: empty 90 KG
Color. blue and white
1984 saw the introduction of a fully faired TS80 model.

Very good history at motohistory.net - listed in Bikelinks
Tornax at Bikelinks

Sources: JF, et al.


Tue Aug 27 2013
lorenz.herrmann<at>web.de
Color of the Wheels of the Tornax T 175
Tornax T 175
Could someone tell me which red (code or Name)was originally used for the mid-part of the weels? Many thanks in advance for your help
Reilingen


Sat May 11 2013
paul.foucher<at>wanadoo.fr
tornax jap 500
tornax 500 cm3 jap racing
je poséde une moto TORNAX
de 1928 ou 1930
je recherche d'autre propriétaire de ce modéle



Tue Jan 10 2012
ror<at>edistoelectric.net
1942 Tornax K125 Motorcycle
TORNAX K125
looking to someone familair with these bikes. i have an original one in very good cond..thanks michael im in south carolina


Fri Jan 02 2009
info at tornax-ig.de
Tornax Motorcycles
Hello! I'm Dieter from Wuppertal in germany where Tornax-Motorcycles were manufactured. I created the biggest Tornax-homepage in the world:
www.tornax-ig.de
I search any info about Tornax-Bikes in the world, which countries did they reach? I need also every brochure and other things. Do you have a nice story how you received your Tornax?
I am working at the first Tornax-Book, it will be published in 2009! Thanks to all. Nice greetings. Dieter
Germany


Tue Apr 01 2008
sebdam at libertysurf.fr
Document
Tornax T 175
Bonjour, je recherche toutes documentations sur Tornax T 175, aussi des pi├Ęces, gripp genoux, d├ęcalcomanis etc
Merci.
Centre de la France


Mon Mar 17 2008
krstevski-z1 at yahoo dot com
tornax
TORNAX 250
Hello I'm from Macedonia I have Tornax I think is 1953  model can you tell me something about it,and also where I can find same spare parts,I think is not working.Best regards and tanks for the time and answer.


Sat Oct 14 2006
moncolonelflamand at yahoo dot com
Tornax motorcycle 173 cc 1955 (?)

Hello,
I'm in the possession of an TORNAX "175" cc of 1955 (I think) but the cylinder is dammaged. I'm looking for an engine or a suitable cylinder to rebuilt my motorcycle. It is completely dismanteled
All the chromium parts ar OK, but I cant go on with my restauration work.
Who can help me??

Georges NOELS
BELGIUIM Zonhoven
...............

Hello again,

I mannaged to find my documentation and pictures of my TORNAX. I hope you will find hereby a picture and a folder. The motorbike is a model of 1954, put into circulation in 1957.

Thank you again very much for your help. I hope someone will react.

Kind regards.
Georges NOELS


Sat Oct 14 2006
jcc.silveira at uol.com.br
Owner's Manual e Parts List
TORNAX S 250 1954 ILO
I have a Tornax S 250 in Brazil.
I need Owner"s Manual and Parts List.
Can You help me.
Bests Regards
Jose Carlos Silveira
Maceio - Brazil


Mon Nov 28 2005
lacaunieks at rbsskals.lv
Tornax
Hallo!
I`m searching information for my TORNAX SUPERIA with 4 valve COLUMBUS motor. Thanks in advance.


February 10th 2005
Tornax K 12, K 25, U 60, S 60, - siehe Abbildung
Tornax Motorräder Prospekt


Hello, I'm Giuseppe from Italy
I would like, if it is possible, you to open the Tornax page, so I'm sending to you all the information I was able to find about Tornax : " Tornax from 1950 to 1954 built different types of light motorbikes, with two times engines, of 122, 173, 197, 244 and 247 cc with two or free gears, and with conventional frames. Tornax built also a racing car, in 1951, of 125 cc, planned by Ing. Kuchen." I'm sending also a picture of my Tornax motorbike, it should be a LM 200 of '52.
Thanks for the attention, -- Giuseppe -- defer at libero.it

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