German Motorcycles

Windhoff Motorcycles

Made in Germany 1924-1933

A Brief History of the Marque

Built in Berlin, these quality machines were made from 1924 to 1933 using mostly watercooled Bekamo-licensed two-stroke engines, although there were some very advanced four-stroke designs with four cylinder OHC engines of 750 and 1000cc. There were also sidevalve shaft-drive flat twins, and late in the game some smaller Villiers-licensed two-strokes. Their early two-stroke designs were very successful on the track.

Founded around 1880 in Berlin by the Windhoff brothers the firm manufactured radiators which were installed in many automobiles, trucks and early aircraft.

In 1925 they won international races in both the 125 and the 175 classes.

In 1928 a Windoff machine established both World Speed and Endurance records on the Opel racing circuit during the annual Opel 24-hour race.


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