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German Motorcycles

Walter Motorcycles


Walter 1905 Typ B 4hp 500cc
Photo by Hans Denzel

A Brief History of the Marque

German motorcycle 1903-1942 by Walter G.m.b.H. in Mühlhausen & Thüringen

A Walter Model 5 from the early years of the 20th century, resides at Kamen Castle in the Czech Republic.

Jeane Herveu, one of the first women to race, rode a Walter with an OHV Buchet engine in the 1903 M.C.F. Concours in France. An example of this machine, possibly the same one, was part of the Guélon Collection.

Models:

    1903 Walter with Buchet OHV engine.
    1905 Type B 500cc
    1928-32 Z.T. 229 Touren Modell 6 P.S. Villiers engine
    1928-32 TZ. Sp. 129 Sport Modell 7 P.S. Villiers engine
    1930 Z.T. 330 9 P.S. 300cc Windhoff engine
    1933 200 Sport F&S engine 196cc
    1933 350cc Villiers 342cc, 3 speed F&S gearbox

For more information on the marques see German Resources

There is also a Walter sidecar, and a two Czech Walter marques, one built 1901-1928 and the other from about 1948 by his son Jaroslaw.

There is a 1948 Walter 250 at the Solvang museum. This is probably a Czech machine built by Jaroslaw Walter.


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Walter 1921 v-twin 750cc across the frame
mention on pages 57 and 105 on military motorcycle bug by David Ansell
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