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." There was also a three-wheel version with a carrier at the rear (Zweiradrollern mit Pritsche) which was a strong contender for the Fugly award.
The front wheel was driven by an JLO twostroke engine. Production 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