German Motorcycles

47cc Achilles Lido, 1957

Achilles Lido

The smart Achilles Lido moped from Germany is to be marketed in Britain. "The styling is modern: steel pressings are used extensively and the pivot-mounted 47 c.c. Sachs two-speed engine-gear unit is largely concealed by steel fairings which extend rearward to shield the transmission. Telescopic rear-suspension units are employed. On the main spine member of the fabricated frame sits a 1.1-gallon fuel tank which has a reserve supply. The rear end of the spine curves over the rear mudguard and terminates in a combined lock-able tool box and carrier.