A Brief History of the Marque
Motor, n. p., Ceské Budejovice
závod Stadion, Rakovník
S1 Prototype, c1955. Around 30 built.
Type S11 Standardní, with 49cc Jawa type 552 two-stroke engine. 1957
Type S11 Zlepšené
Type S12 - Export version of S11. 1957-59
Types S22 & S23. 1962. Sold as Jawa in the Netherlands.
Type S26 50cc flattrack/speedway mopeds, sans pedale.
A book with Czech text on the Stadion S 11 moped was published in the Czech Republic in 2008. The book has 164 pages and 179 b/w photos plus 39 in colour. Many of the colour photos are taken from promotional shots and advertising material.
There are chapters on the Stadions' early roots at Rakovnik; the 1956 prototype Vazka; prototypes S 1 & S 2; 1957 early production models; motorsport activities; later 1959 and 1961 models; export models; endurance trips; technical issues; 1960 S 26 model; Latvian-built RIGA 1 model. There are also 24 pages of technical information, and production figures from 1957 to 1965.
Stadion S 22 S 23
A later edition of the book with Czech text on the Stadion S 22 & S 23 moped was published in the Czech Republic in 2009. The book has 184 pages and 238 b/w photos plus 22 in colour. There are chapters on the Stadions' early roots at Rokycany; 1959 prototypes; early S 22 production models; motorsport activities; later 1960 and 1961 models; export models - Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands; endurance trips; technical issues; the S 23 model; the S 24 model; later models - S 25, S 26, S 27, S 32, S 33, S 34; Brazilian-built models - Jawa 50, Leonette, MKB 410/420. There are also 22 pages of technical information, and production figures from 1960 to 1964.
Sources: jawamoped.com, South-Bohemian MC Museum
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