Dutch Motorcycles

Vesting Motorcycles

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Otto Dik founded his bicycle firm in Haarlem and built mopeds in the 1950s, constructed with HMW engines in Paperino frames. Another of his machines was the 1956 Vesting Corsa with a Demm engine - it was a rebadged Demm.

His Galletti scooters were fitted with Demm and HMW engines. (Benelli also marketed Galletti scooters)

The Vesting Corsa 1956 had a 49cc Demm engine block.

N.B. The Vesting logo is a fortified castle. The English translation of vesting is fortress.

Source: Wikipedia NL


Engine: Single cylinder 2-stroke

Starter: Kick-starter

Bore & stroke: 39 x 40 mm

Engine Capacity: 49cc

Maximum power: 2.2 h.p. @ 6,500 rpm

Valves per cylinder: 2

Cooling system: Air cooling

Lubrication: Wet sump forced circulation with mechanical gear pump

Transmission: Gear primary, chain final

Clutch: Cable operated with multiple wet disk

Gearbox: 3-Speed gearbox with handlebar control

Throttle: Cable operated

Frame type: Pressed steel frame

Front Suspension: Telescopic fork and shock absorbers

Rear Suspension: Swingarm with hydraulic shock absorbers

Front Brake: Drum

Rear Brake: Drum

Front tyre: 2.00 x 23 in.

Rear tyre: 2.00 x 23 in.

Seat: Dual seat

Fuel tank capacity: approx. 10 litres

Fuel consumption: 1 litre per 70 km

Top speed: 60 km/h

Weight: approx. 50 Kg

List price: 665 Dutch Guilders

Source: Hessink's NL

stan.williams064 at btinternet.com
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Hi I wonder if you know anyone who could date and certificate the year of manufacture of my bike that i am restoring as i need to register it with the DVLA ,the plate on the engine only has 195? for the year so i have to prove that it is App. 1957 the frame number i readable.It has a reg.number but they have no knowledge of it.
Stan Williams

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