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Scandinavian Motorcycles

Danish Motorcycles

Motorcycles Built, Assembled or Distributed in Danish Regions

Notes on some of the rarer Danish marques

This page lists brands for which we currently have only an historical precis, many of them mopeds.
For a more complete listing visit the Danish Index.

A

Anglo-Dane
Manufactured 1912-1914
Built in Copenhagen by Hede Nielsens from 1912 to 1914 using Danish components
Source: Correspondence


B

Bantam
Manufactured by Angam Trading Ltd, Copenhagen in the early 50s.
Hilfsmotor. A bicycle attachment engine with an inverted cylinder, fitted above the rear wheel.


BBE
1954-1958
Manufacturer: Brdr. Bojsen, Esbjerg. Engine BBE 1955: A/S Minimotor, Horsens. Also used Italian Totaco engines built under licence in Denmark.


Berini
Manufacturer: Axel Ketner, Copenhagen. Engine: Berini.


BFC

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Manufacturer: Christensens Fabriker, Copenhagen-Vanløse.
Built BFC engines, cycle attachment engines, and a variety of mopeds and scooters in the 1950s.
Models included the Lynette moped, BFC Staffett, and Libelle scooters.
Supplied engines to Danish firms CFC, Meteor, Master, Wooler and numerous other, along with Wittler of Germany.


Brandenborg

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Hede Nielsens fabrikker A/S, Horsens.
Built a variety of mopeds using engines from SCO, Derby-Ferrari, Estlander, Teknik (Express) and possibly others.
Luxus 462 L, 462LT and 462S, all with Derby-Ferrari engines.
Sources: mop-ed.se, et al

C

CFA


Manufacturer: Claudi Fischer, Alborg.
Models include the CFA Speedway, Standard and de Luxe with a 48cc Zundapp Combimot engine, and Vulkan de Luxe with a 49cc BFC. The Speedway had the appearance of a modern motorcycle, with swingarm rear suspension and dual seat.
Source: mop-ed.se


Clipper Engine: SCO. Sachs.


Crescent Manufacturer of Crescent & Olympic Bicycles, Copenhagen. Crescent Moped Scooter. Engine: BFC.


D

Danilo see Grand


Darling Manufacturer: Evald Jørgensen Slagelse Cycle Bearings. Engine: BFC.


Derby

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Manufactured by Willy Johansen and A/S Motor and Autocykelfabrik, Aarhus
Derby had a close association with the Italian Ferrari company, with the engines and many of the other components produced in Italy.
The Derby engine was also fitted to the Brandenborg and Skylon marques.
Models: Derby Ferrari scooter, 2-speed. Derby 56. MG2. Speed. MG-60 moped. MG-61 Derby. Derby-Ferarri.
Sources: veteranknallert.dk, mop-ed.se


Diesella 1949~1969


Dolfix Manufacturer: Claudi Fischer, Alborg. Engine: BFC-CFA


E

Elg
Manufactured by Poul Rasmussen & Co. Copenhagen (Elg - Möve)
Built mopeds powered by BFC, Sachs and SCO engines


Ergo

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Manufactured by RP Egedesø, Odense. 1951~
These were bicycle attachment engines (hilfsmotor) which were mounted beside the rear wheel using a rack, below which was the fuel tank. They were of German design built in Denmark under licence.
See also Everton

Estlander


Everton

Manufactured by RP Egedesø, Odense.
Introduced in 1956, the firm built numerous models powered by Minarelli engines until 1978 when new laws killed the market for locally produced machines which were severely restricted in power output and appeared slow compared to imported machines which did not suffer so much under the new regulations.
Models include the 1958 Everton Turist.
The same firm built the Panther Bobby of 1955 (Zundapp engine) and the Ergo hilfsmotor.
Everton was purchased by Smith & Co in 1995.
Sources: mvkk.dk et al.


Express Manufacturer: NC Bang, Odense.
M 30 (M 20). Engines: SCO - Express (ZU).


F

Falke see Philbertz Gregersen


Falter see Philbertz Gregersen


FL Manufacturer: Fyns Luftringfabrik, Odense.


G

GEM ca.1902~1910


The Golden Star

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Manufacturer: Fyns Luftringfabrik, Odense. 1950s and 60s.
Used SCO, Estlander and Teknik engines.
The firm was absorbed by Smith & Co (SCO) in the late 1950s, and the brand name was retained.


Grand Mopeds 1955~


H

Heinkel Pearl
Imported from Germany by Bohnstedt - Petersen A/S, Copenhagen. The Pearl was built 1955-57.


HF

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Christiansen A/S, Aarhus - Randers - Aalborg. 1950s and 60s.
Sold mopeds including Universal (SCO, '65), Popular, Minor, Super, Speedway, Racer and Record (all SCO). The Speedway was also available with a two-speed Sachs engine..
Engines: SCO, Sachs.



Hunter
Manufactured by Nelleman & Drewsen, Frederikssundsvej 78, Copenhagen.
The Hunter Master M53 moped was powered by a 33cc Rabeneick engine from Germany.

I

ICM

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Manufacturer: I. Christian Mikkelsen, A / S, Horsens. ICM Engine: BFC

ICM Autocycles 1956


Imperial See Philbertz Gregersen


J


JLO Distributor: Nordisk Automobil-Tilbehør A / S, Odense.

Jawa Built in Prague, 50cc models were sold in Denmark, and probably others.


Jowa Poul Jørgensen & Co., Copenhagen. Hilf motor .


Juergensen

Built Humber motor bicycles under licence 1904-1914

Source: Henshaw p208


Juwel See Philbertz Gregersen

K

KH-Hapeco
Imp. / Fabr. Harry Petersen Eftr. Special Engine: BFC


King Fabr .: Erik Hansen & Co., Copenhagen. Engine: BFC

Kobenhavn
It seems likely that Kobenhavn rebranded Sun motorcycles. See Sun Motorcycles


L

Lambretta Built by Innocenti of Milano, these were sold in Denmark

Liberty
Built the Liberty Standard moped ca.1962 using engines from SCO and BFC. It had swingarm rear suspension and an unusual frame.


Lion

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Manufactured by FDB, Copenhagen 1953~1956
The Lion Speedway had a Rex 49cc engine, as did the Luxus.

M

Meteor
Manufacturer: A. Saabye, Snorresgade 15, Copenhagen. 1954~1967.
Models included the 1954 Metro and the 1967 Meteor with an SCO engine. BFC two-strokes were also fitted.


Master BFC engine L-14 (L-8)
MIK See Radexi
Mobylette Manufacturer: Knud Madsen, Copenhagen.
Mobylette Desir type A. Record Type D.



Monark Swedish brand sold in Denmark.
Mopedo see Philbertz Gregersen
Mustad A/S Folkescooter, Copenhagen, Hellerup. Engine: BFC. In Sweden they were built by AB Mustad & Son, Gothenburg, who used an AMO engine from Germany, as did the Norwegian distributor.
Möve Manufacturer: Nordsj√¶llands Cyclelager. Andersen, Hillerød. (Engine: BFC). See also Elg

N

NSU Importer: Fred. Rasmussen. Manufacturer: NSU Werke, AG, Neckarsulm.
Quickly. Engine: NSU.


O

Olympic Marques: Crescent & Olympic Bicycles, Copenhagen.
Olympic de luxe 55 (Olympic Spedway.). Engine: Rex.
Olympic de luxe 56. Engine: BFC manufacturer.


P

Panther
See Everton

Pilot
Manufacturer: Brothers Westergaard, Copenhagen. Hilfmotor.


Philbertz Gregersen
Bülowsvej 42, Copenhagen, 1950s
The firm was a major retailer of mopeds and cyclemotors including Falke, Falter, Imperial, Mopedo and Stoewer Greif. Engines used were Zundapp, JLO and BFC.
They also sold a large range of spare parts and components for mopeds.
The Mopedo scooter had a Zündapp engine, and the moped a BFC.


Power
Manufacturer: Poul Jørgensen & Co., Copenhagen.
Sport de luxe (Sport Standard.). Universal Standard.


Presto

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En Gros sales Zealand: Piil & Brokholm, Slagelse.
A Gros sales Fyn, Jutland: A / S Sønderdal Nielsen, Veijle.
Presto 55 H and 55 D. Engine: BFC
Presto 56 RH and 56 RD. Engines: Rex and BFC
Presto 256. Engine: BFC.


Puch General Representative: OE Andersen, - Minerva. 50 MSL. Engine: Puch.

R

Phänomen
Importer: Erik Hansen & Co., Copenhagen .


Radexi

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Built by Weiling & Søndergaard & Sønner A / S, Arrhus.
Engine: Estlander.
Søndergaard & Sønner also built the 1954 MIK which was fitted with a BFC engine.
Possibly related to the German Express

Regent De luxe Engine: SCO

Remmington Engine: SCO

Rex Dansk Cykle Industri A / S, Copenhagen.

S

SCO Engines and Mopeds 1950s


Skandsen Manufacturer: NC Bang, Odense. Engine: BFC 108


Skyland Engine: Express


Skylon Mopeds


Solio Engine: SCO


Starley BFC engine


Starut Manufacturer: Fa. Star., Odense. Engine: BFC.


Stoewer Greif
See also Everton


Swell Esbjerg Cycle Storage, Esbjerg. Engines: BFC and SCO


T

Taarnby

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Manufacturer: Simonsen & Nielsen, Amager.
Built mopeds with engines from BFC, KTM and others.

Tomos Imported by Scandinavian Spare Parts Import A/S, Odense.


Totaco Hilux Motor - see BBE


Trent Engine: BFC and Rex.


Trumpet Manufacturer: REVA, Aalborg. Invalidmoped. Engine: Puch.


V

Vap Manufacturer: Dansk Cykle Industri A / S, Copenhagen. Mopeds

VeloSolex Manufacturer: Simonsen & Nielsen A / S, Copenhagen. Mopeds

Victoria Importer: C. Reinhardt A / S, Copenhagen V. Vicky Mopeds

Vidar Mopeds with BFC and SCO engines

Vulkan see CFA Manufacturer: Claudi Fischer, Alborg.


W

Walther Mopeds using BMA, BFC, Zündapp, JLO engines


William Mörch
Between 1914 and 1916, William Mörch built four motorcycles. All are believed to have had different engines. One V-twin survives, tastefully restored.
Source: Klaus Kristensen


Wittler 1950s


Wooler 1951-1960


Z

Zündapp Distributor: Claudi Fischer, Alborg. See CFA

Notes:
Rex engines see Rex of Halmstad

Sources include: mo-ped.se/knallert, stemplet.dk

Further reading: Danske knallerter by Willy Poulsen, and Under 50 kubik by Jens Jessen.

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