German Motorrad

German Motorcycle Resources

Information on German Vintage, Pioneer & Veteran Motorcycles. Covers touring, sports and racing machines including pre-war and early post-war eras

VFV
Automobile and Motorcycle Association, Germany. Their site claims that it is the world's largest motorcycle forum.
veteranen-fahrzeug-verband.de


Automobilia 85-45
Considerable information on automobile and motorcycle production in Germany and elsewhere.
automobilia8545.de


meisterdinger.de
Documents vintage motorcycles made in Nuremberg.
more information...


GTU
Large database of German manufacturers.
GTU


IG-JLO-Twin
Masses of information on the JLO twin cylinder engines fitted to a good many European marques. The site went off-line in 2019, but a fairly complete archive exists at the Wayback Machine.
ig-jlo-twin.eu
Motorräder aus Leipzig
Documents vintage motorcycles made in Leipzig including several ongoing restorations.
motorräder-aus-leipzig.de

motor-lit-berlin.de
Literature on many German marques.
motor-lit-berlin.de


das-leichtmotorrad
Brochures and sales literature on many German marques.
motor-hist-foto.de and das-leichtmotorrad.de are the same.
das-leichtmotorrad.de FB Group Motorräder, Zeitdokumente , Fotos
Motorräder, Zeitdokumente , Fotos


deacademic com
Russian site which borrows extensively from authoritative sites.
deacademic com


Marque Specific

D-Rad
d-rad.ch
d-rad.de


Denia
Horst Mennig submitted information on a previously undocumented German marque
Denia


DKW
DKW Motorrad Club has a wealth of information, very well presented.
dkw-motorrad-club.de


Maico
Maico at OzVMX Forum
Maico FB Group


NSU
Volker Bruse


Walter
Walter


TWN-IG
A comprehensive and well presented site on Triumph Werke Nurnberg
TWN-IG


TWN Zweirad IG
Regio Schweiz

TWN Zweirad IG


Tornax

tornaxig.de


Victoria

kr26.de

victoria-ig.de

victoria-rad.de


Zundapp

zundapps.com
Compiled by Michael Keefe and Mike Dunn, this is a well-presented collection of detailed model information on pre-war Zundapp motorcycles including catalogues, parts books and articles. zundapps.com


ZundappFool
Large collection of technical information amassed over three decades. Zundapp Fool


Zundapp KS601
Technical information, specifications of flat twin. zundappks601.com


Honourable Mention



Photographs made at the DKW Motorrad Club e.V.


Translations

German translations (word only, not phrase)
by Oxford University
en.bab.la/dictionary


This was a source for many early posts here which have for the most part been verified and corrected, or deleted:
German motorcycles, microcars and sidecars - JF