German Motorcycles

Royal Sidecars

A Brief History of the Marque

Royal Seitenwagen was founded in Munich by Johann Wimmer and Hans Bernhard Bohnenberger in 1924 and continued manufacturing until about 1966. After Steib and Stoye, Royal was the best known German side car manufacturer.

Closely associated with BMW, Durkopp, Glas Goggo and other manufacturers, they built many beautiful and quite special sidecars. In the 1950s they built a sidecar weighing only 33 kg.

Sources: JF

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