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Polish Motorcycles

SHL Motorcycles


Manufactured 1938-1970

Founded in 1919 in Kielce, motorcycle production began in 1938 using Villiers 98cc engines built under licence.

The machine was a success and plans were afoot for larger capacity models and export abroad when war came. The contents of the factory were stolen by the Nazis, including all plans. Despite this, production was resumed post-war.

Models include:
SHL 98
SHL M04 125
SHL M05 125
SHL M11 175
SHL M17 Gazela

Sources: zelazny.republika.pl, Bogumil Dreliszak, Zabytkowemotocykleirowery Poland


Fri, 29 Sep 2017
omar.khalil87 at gmail.com
SHL M11 1965

Dear Sir I Required SHL M11 Motorcycle spare parts following are 1-Tail light 2-Carbrotator 3-Central stand 4-Complete head light Please send me inquiry Thanks &Regards Omar Khalil
Omar Khalil
Karachi Pakistan


Sun, 20 Feb 2005
Polish motorcycles
bogumil_dreliszak at o2.pl
My name is Bogumil, I'm from Poland. As I was surfing through the web I found your website. I have to say that I'm very impressed. You gathered quite big amount of motorcycles from all around the world. Of course mostly I was interested in Polish motorcycles and I was really happy to find them. I'm riding a MZ ETZ 251 from 1990. Answering your question about any other Polish motorcycles, I think I can help you. There were many other Polish motorcycles. I don't know If you're interested in extending your web site. For example SHL as a factory produced many different models like M06, M05 and many cross motorbikes . The same is with JUNAK ( M 07, and B20 which was a three wheeled transport motorbike - very interesting). If you're interested give me a note. As I study I don't have a lot of time, but I will do my best to send you as many information as it will be possible.

SHL M11
This is the first Polish motorcycle with a capacity of 175 cm3. Equipped with a two-stroke engine S-32 of 9-hp and three-speed gearbox ane weighing 115 kg, with a maximum speed of 90 km/h. Produced in 1961-1968 in KZWM Polmo-SHL in Kielce (Close to Krakow)

SHL-1961-M11-Poland.jpg posted to gallery.



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