Walba Deluxe Motor-Roller
Image courtesy Hartmut Schouwer
A Dr. Balbaschewski began production of motor scooters in the city of Reutlingen in 1949, the most notable of which was Walba Deluxe. These had identical front and rear wheel suspension and an engine-transmission unit which was installed in a similar fashion to the Imme - as the rear wheel went up due to a bump on the road, the engine went down. This reduced un-sprung weight to a minimum giving the machine superior handling characteristics. It was fitted with hyraulic brakes.
The designer of the unusual body was a French serviceman, Louis Lepoix, doing his bit to help with the reconstruction. He later achieved some success with BMW and as a designer in France.
The Walba was built until 1952, when a company in Kannenberg bought the company. Manufacture continued under new ownership, and it was marketed, with minor changes, as the Faka
Thu Aug 03 2006
tracy.ball at comcast.net
Serious collector in the United States looking for a Walba for sale.
Portland, Oregon, USA
September 12, 1999
I need details to restoring, my Walba 1952. Thank for a person who wants to help me.
Cesar Procopio -- valle at zaz.com.br