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German Motorcycles

Motorcycles Built in Germany (C)

Motorräder Hergestellt in Deutschland: Notes on some of the rarer German marques

This page lists brand names beginning with the letter "C" for which limited historical information is currently available.
For a more complete listing visit the German Index.

C

Centaur
1924-25
Manufactured by Neu-Co Motorradbau, Forchheim, Oberfranken
Built conventional lightweigths with 1.5hp engines sourced from Richard Gruhn in Berlin-Steglitz.
Sources: Tragatsch p102, wikipedia.nl.


Charlkron
1925-1926
Manufactured by Charlkron Motorradbau, Ohligs
Built sports motorcycles using Kürchen 348 and 496cc OHC single-cylinder engines.
Sources: Tragatsch p103, wikipedia.nl.


CL
1951
Manufactured by Compagnia Levante GmbH, Hamburg
Built 34cc mini-scooters in small numbers, 1951 only.
Sources: Tragatsch p104, wikipedia.nl.


Claes
1904~1908
Manufactured in Mühlhausen, the established bicycle factory built motorcycles using Fafnir engines of 3.5 hp and 5 hp.
The owner's name was Claes Pfeil and possibly machines were also marketed under the Pfeil brand, as were the bicycles.
Bicycle production to 300,000 pa by 1930.
Sources: Tragatsch p104, wikipedia.nl, fahrradsammler.de.


CR
1926-30
Manufactured by Carl Rueff, 5. Bruderstraße, München, these were lightweight machines powered by Villiers 172cc two-stroke engines.
Sources: Tragatsch p110, das-leichtmotorrad.de


Cyclop
1922-25
Manufactured by established bicycle firm Cyclop Fahrrad AG of Elsdorf who built lightweights powered by 127cc to 198cc two-stroke and four-stroke engines from Kurier, Bubi, TeCo, Namapo and others
Sources: Tragatsch p111, wikipedia.nl.


German Resources

Notes
motor-hist-foto.de and das-leichtmotorrad.de are the same.


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