Dutch Motorcycles

Arley Vidson Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

H. Borkhuis, Groningen, 1948

One of the more forgettable creations in motorcycling history, it is best remembered for the fact that the tank stickers were created by dividing in half and then removing some of the letters from Harley-Davidson decals.

The motorcycles were actually by Csepel, made in Soviet-controlled Hungary and imported by Gremi of Groningen on behalf of Germaan, who sold them as the Germaan Olympia. Realising (too late) what an absolute dud the machines were, they passed the remaining stock to Borkhuis.

Condor Club Netherlands, wikipedia.nl

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