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D.S.H. Motorräder

Das österreichische Spezialfabrikat modelle 1926
Typen: 150, 175, 250 und 350 ccm.

DSH 1927 500cc JAP SV
Photo by Hans Denzel

A Brief History of the Marque

Made in Austria

Manufacturer: Trautmannsdorfer Fahrzeug GmbH

The firm was founded in 1922 by Franz Döller, Ignaz Seidl and Theodor Hauler and produced the first DSH in 1923 with a Geroth engine. By 1924 they were marketing models with engines from Villiers, and 1925-27 saw the addition of JAP and MAG models with capacities of 350cc to 750cc.

The onset of the financial crisis combined with the death of one their racing team members brought disaster to the firm and production ceased in 1928.

The following year Franz Döller resurrected the DSH marque and presented a new model, and continued production until 1932.

DSH 1924-24 175cc Sport, Villiers
DSH 1925 Models: Types 150, 175, 250 and 350 ccm
DSH 1926 Model 350 Villiers
DSH 1927 350cc JAP
DSH 1927 500cc JAP SV
DSH 1927 750cc JAP
DSH 1927 MAG 350cc & 500cc
DSH 1930 JAP 500cc SV (Saddle tank)
DSH 1930-32 JAP 750cc
DSH c1931 JAP 250cc

The firm also advertised Humber motorcycles in 1925.

Works: Fernruf: Gotzendorf 2
Sales Support: Wien, V. Wiedner Hauptstr. 99
An Inzersdorf business address is also mentioned. The Vienna address is probably post-1928.


Franz Döller competed on the factory machines, as did Rudi Runtsch, Fritz Schwarz and Rupert Karner, who was quite famous, having placed second in the 1926 European Grand Prix. Star of the team, technical advisor and a financial partner in the firm, he suffered a fatal accident during the 1926 Hungarian TT.

This sad event is believed to have been a major factor in the collapse of the company.

Notes. One source states that production was taken over by the Austria marque.

Sources: voz.co.at, mvca.at, correspondence, period advertising.

gerald.kornhaeusl at a1.net
DSH Model 350 Villiers, 1926
This is my completely original DSH 350 cc Villiers. 1926
DSH Model 350 ccm of Trautmannsdorfer Fahrzeug GesmbH, Austria.
350cc Villiers MARK VIIIB x IXB Engine with Best & Lloyd Semi Automatic Drip Feed Lubrication, Albion 3 Speed Transmission, Druid Fork Model Mark I, Metric Frame Brampton,
Year of construction 1926 (according to frame number, 1st-2nd quarter 1926)
Special feature: at that time already had 19" clincher, the same model but there was also until 1928 with beaded edge rims 26x3".
best regards Gerald
bucek at sapeli.cz
1922 - 1928
ich habe ein Motorrad mit Nr. 1061. in dieser Maschine ist Motor DKW. Ist es Moeglich?
(I have a motorcycle with number 1061. in this machine is engine DKW. Is it possible?)
Czech republic

(later)... the motorcycle DSH mounted engine DKW. I was afraid whether or not the non-professional did not..
Do not you have a picture of how the motorcycle looks original ? Do you know the production number 1061 year of production ?
The engine starts badly the hand crank, it can not be extended without being distracted. - not possible.
In October are the ramen motorcycle races in Pardubice, I woud like to attend.

    I am a collector of this brand and still have some documents. I would like to say to the previous article of pavel that DSH has never installed DKW engines. The frame and the chassis number with 1063 is likely to be correct, is built in 1923-1924. The engine would have to be a Geroth.
    It would be a big concern for me to publish only historically correct data about this very rare brand.
    Gerald Kornhäusl
    Image DSH-1920s-Pavel-B also posted to Comments.

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