German Motorcycles

Hildebrand & Wolfmuller Motorrad

A Brief History of the Marque

The Hildebrand brothers formed a partnership with Alois Wolfmuller, producing their first machines in 1894 with a water-cooled twin cylinder fourstroke engine of 1488cc. Drive was by connecting rods to the rear wheel. Built in Germany and France from 1894 to 1897, these were the world's first production motorcycles.


  • Year: 1894
    Capacity: 1489cc
    Power: 2.5hp at 240rpm
    Bore/Stroke: 90 x 117mm
    Max Speed: 45 km/h

Examples of the "Motorad" exist in the

  • Deutsches Zweirad Museum, Germany, the Science Museum in London and the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit, Michigan.

    Max Turkheimer of Italy began importing Hildebrand & Wolfmuller motorcycles in 1894.

    Hildebrand & Wolfmuller History

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  • Allen Motorcycle Museum
    Allen Motorcycle Museum
    Private museum in Boston, MA, with many highly collectable vintage motorcycles for sale.