A Brief History of the Marque
A. Schneider & Co., Fahrrad & Motorfahrzeugenfabrik, Ober-Politz a.d. Nordbahn
Achilles motorcycles were built in Czechoslovakia (then part of Austro-Hungaria) between 1906 & 1910 1, and employed engines from Fafnir and Zeus2.
1. An image in the gallery is dated 1901. Wikipedia.NL gives dates of 1906-1914.
2. Zeus engines were produced by Linser
3. There was another Achilles brand associated with Czechoslovakia. According to a Dutch source, the proprietor emigrated to West Germany in 1953. This is possibly an error.
Sources: Tragatsch p68, Wikipedia
Fri Sep 24 2010
Achilles two cylinders motorcykle - 1910
I offer for sale antique motorcykle Achilles, made in Achilles factory in Czechoslovakia,about 1910?? Only a few pcs were produced.....
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