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Solifer Motorcycles

Manufactured by Solifer Oy 1954-1985

Solifer was among the most prominent moped manufacturers in Finland for nearly three decades, producing around 175,000 Solifer machines of which some 20,000 were exported.

Tomos engines were fitted between 1970 and 1986. Anker-Laura, Berini, Express and Pluvier engines were also employed.

Solifer mopeds were distributed nationally by AB Bensow Oy.

In 1961 the Ambassador firm in the UK fitted Villiers Mk 3K engines, advertising them as the model P.T. The timing proved unfortunate as the Ambassador firm was in the process of being sold by Kaye Don to DMW, and Villiers ceased building the engines as their two major customers had opted for other solutions. Very few of the 50cc P.T. were produced, and it is believed only three survive.

Several models were marketed under the Fram King brand in Sweden.

Moped production took place in China in the 21st century.

Established in 1954, Solifer has also built bicycles, boats, and camper vans.
Sources: Wikipedia, The Moped Archive, mo-ped.se.

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