German Motorcycles

Bekamo Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Manufactured: 1922-1923

Bekamo Motor Vehicle Aktiengesellschaft, Berlin

Hugo Ruppe, founder and owner of the MAF automobile factory, created the first DKW two-stroke engines, and also founded the Bekamo factory in Berlin. First two-stroke engines developed with crankcase auxiliary pump, then with 130 cc motorcycles that were later incorporated into eisenarmierte ash wood frame in tubular chassis. Bekamo built very powerful engines that have been used by many garment manufacturers. As early as 1923 Ruppe had Rumberg (CZ) established a branch factory, the first models assembled in Berlin, after the cessation of production in Germany in 1925 but then pursued his own designs.

Bekamo engines were used in BAF machines, among others.

Sources: GTU Oldtimerservice

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