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Degen Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Made in Austria 1924-1927 (some were made in the 1930s)*

Manufacturer: Franz Degner, Wien XI, Angeligasse 54

Degen motorcycles were built using mostly JAP and Villiers engines.

The firm also manufactured components for other marques including frames for FAR and Bartisch, while front forks, wheel hubs and rims were produced for other companies.

Some evidence points at limited production of motorcycles as late as 1938, when Hitler invaded.

N.B. vox.co.at states that production was mostly 1924-27, but some were produced through the 1930s until 1938.

Sources: Tragatsch, Henshaw, voz.co.at

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