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Swiss Motorcycles

Universal Motorcycles

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Made in Switzerland
From: 1928
To: 1964


Universal History
Produced Helvetia motorcycles prior to making the Universal brand machines with JAP, Python, Anzani and Ilo engines, among others. They also used their own sidevalve engines of 676cc & 990cc in motorcycles made for the Swiss army. After WWII they produced a BMW-like flat twin of 578cc along with a shaft-driven 250cc single.

IOE

Python Four Valve Head

Rudge Python 250, 350 and 500cc engines were introduced in 1931. Borgo used 4V heads in 1920.

Rabeneick used Universal 250 engines in the 1960s.



Fri Mar 17 2017
antiquemotorbikes at gmail.com
Manuals, specs., clubs, information, parts
1949 Universal B50
I own a 1949 Universal and looking for any information for this seemingly uncommon machine. Books, manuals, clubs. Anywhere I might find parts. Any information at all.
USA

I have posted your message. There are links in the resources section to Swiss clubs - they would be the best to contact. Almost all Swiss speak good English.


Fri Apr 22 2016
oshadawijesekara at yahoo.com
Catalog & owners manual
Universal 250
Hi,
I'm Oshada and I'm from srilanka. My grandpa used to ride a Swiss bike called universal and it's a 250 shaft driven. It hasn't been used since 1985 and because its with me now I'm going to restore it. But before that I need to know more about the bike, if you can find me some information like owners manual or a catalog that would be awesome. I couldn't find any details about this on the internet. And I'm attaching you some photos of it for more info.
Srilanka

Universal-1959c-250cc
Universal-250cc-Srilanka
Sat Nov 29 2014

theredbaron at vodafone.co.nz
manuals/information
universal 1952 600 boxer
hi, i recently purchased a universal boxer and i am after any information especially a workshop/service manual

cheers

Ray
new zealand

Wed Nov 19 2014
theredbaron at vodafone.co.nz
club/forum for swiss universals
universal 580 boxer
does anyone know of a forum/club for owners of swiss universal motorcycles
new zealand


Mon Jul 08 2013
drayon-almeida<at> yahoo.com
Universal boxer twin 1958
Please help me restoring my universal 600cc boxer twin
It's in scrape condition now
India


Thu Dec 27 2012
wardesaniya at yahoo.com
universal moterbike
1950 650cc
1 of my friend having 1950es 650cc universal motorcycle ...is it valuable or nt ?plz tell me.....
india


Fri Jan 08 2010
tharan1990 at yahoodot com
motorbike
switzerland Universal
Sell For this bike, send your offer
srilanka,jaffna

Universal-250-Jaffna
Universal-250-Jaffna

Mon Mar 24 2008
ianki at telefonica.net
Any information
Rabeneick (Universal) Universal 250cc
I have come across a Swiss Universal 250cc (model Junior?) which is aparently the same as the 1955 Rabeneick Universal. Any information is highly appreciated.
Las Palmas
..........
The Universal (Swiss) and the Rabeneick (German) 250 cc motor cycles were quite similar designs and equipped with the Universal motor. I attach a photo of the Universal version. By accident I found a picture of the Rabeneick version in Hugo Wilson's "The Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle".
Kind regards
Jan K.T. / Las Palmas
 

Universal-1960-Junior-250.jpg
Universal-1960-Junior-250


Sat Jun 16 2007
masergo59 at hotmail.com
Universal with Sidecar
Vendo moto original para restaurar.
Argentina

More motorcycles from this vendor here...


Mon Nov 27 2006
masergo59 at hotmail.com

....... The motorcycle Universal 600 cc., of origin Switzerland, and of the year 1950, it is working perfectly and she came equipped with that sidecar that I restored to be outside of the motorcycle about 30 years. The price of her is of u$s 7000 (dollars).
The motorcycles have documentation to export.
I will thank him to publish these motorcycles. That you have a good day. Greetings, Marcelo from Argentina.


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Mon Jun 26 2006
indiangus101 at gmaildot com
workshop manuals -spare parts - info
universal 600
any information about universal 600cc ,for restore it , thanks from uruguay ,
uruguay


thu may 11 2006
roqueseguros at iol.pt
motorcycle parts universal
c580 ( 1952 )
eu procuro o kickstarter completo.
Cantanhede Portugal

Translation: looking for a complete kick starter.


Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2005
subject: Universal Swiss Motorcycle
Email: donfuller at netzero.net
message: I purchased a 1955 Swiss Universal motorcycle back in 1972. It was a mirror image of a BMW R50/2. The front engine cover was stamped aluminum - not cast aluminum. It came with a manual that was in 4 languages (I believe it had german, french, italian and spanish), none of which was english. I have not been able to find any information on this type of motorcycle since I sold it to help pay for collage. Have you heard of it or have any information about this type of motorcycle?
Thank you.



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