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Manet Motorcycles & Scooters

A Brief History of the Marque

Manufactured in Povážska Bystrica, Czechoslovakia 1948-1967

Manet was part of the nationalized Czechoslovakian motorcycle industry. The company produced 125cc scooters, and a single motorcycle model.

Their first model, powered by their own 88cc two-stroke engine, was designed by Vincenz Sklenar, and this was the basis for the Manet 90, their most popular model. The Manet S 100 motor scooter achieved a remarkable 100 miles per gallon. This was followed by the Tatran 125, probably their last model before being taken over by Jawa.

The Manet S100 (50x50mm, 98cc, 4-speed) was sold in Great Britain as the Jawa Manet.

In 1966 the Tatran S125 was imported by IFA and sold in the DDR under the Tatran marque. It did relatively well as it was lighter and smaller than the other IFA scooters.

Sources: J. Wood & Co., The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (ncsml.org), Bonhams, et al.

17th July 2022

johnandlou at crewecottage.co.uk

My family have been involved within the motor industry for over 100 years. My grandfather ( Fred Hilditch) and father ( Arthur Hilditch) raced in the Isle of Man TT and were avid motorcyclists.

They dealt with many dealerships Manet being one. The family home has been passed down through generations.

My father has recently passed away and on clearing an outbuilding we have come across Manet body parts and spares;

    Main Cover
    Wiring loom
    plus other parts......... see attached photographs.

I wonder if you have any enthusiasts that may be interested?

The family business was called F & A Hilditch based in Haslington, Crewe, Cheshire.

Hoping that you can help.

Kind regards

John Hilditch

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