The VMO factory in Lamspringe (between Hildesheim and the Harz region) designed the Troll in 1949 as a scooter described as "a fine vehicle for doctors, priests, salesmen, nurses and others who need cheap transportation."
The front wheel was driven by an ILO twostroke engine.
There was also a three-wheel version powered by a 120cc JLO engine. with a carrier at the rear, with a payload of 150kg. It was a strong contender for the Fugly award.
Production of the Troll ended in 1951. Later, the FAKA factory in Salzgitter bought the design.
The name Troll was also used by IWL for one of their scooters in the 1960s. In this case the name "Troll" is an acronym of TourenRoller Ludwigsfelde