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Motorcycles Built in Germany (G)

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

This page lists brand names beginning with the letter "G" for which we currently have only an historical precis.
For a more complete listing visit the German Index.

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GAR
1924-26
G. Adolf Rempp Motorradbau of Münster am Neckar, Stuttgart, built motorcycles using 499cc ohv engines designed by Rempp and built in-house
Sources: Tragatsch p142, wikipedia.nl, wirtemberg.de


Gasi
1920s Three-wheeler
Built in Berlin-Dahlem in 1921 by Fritz Gary and Edmund Sielof, the machine was powered by a 350cc V-twin engine with a 3-speed gearbox driving the rear wheels by chain, this three-wheeled tandem two-seater may have influenced the design of the Mauser Einspurauto.
Sources: wikipedia.de, et al.



Geha 1910-1917


GEHA 1920-1924


GEKA
1924-25
Lightweight motorcycles with 175cc engines from DKW.
Sources: Tragatsch p144


GE-MA-HI
1923-26
Ge Ma Hi AG, Marquard & Hillmann Magdeburg Motorradbau
The firm built motorcycles with conventional tubular frames and also large diameter tubes with integral fuel tanks. Late model machines had a pressed metal chassis similar to the Mars. Engines included 131cc Esbe, 149cc Bekamo, 149cc Grade, and DKW 147cc and 175cc two-strokes.

They also built utility three-wheelers powered by 173cc DKW engines which were attached to the rear of the front fork with friction-drive to the front wheel.
Sources: Tragatsch p144, motorrad-oldtimer-photo-archiv.de, Axel Oskar Mathieu Archive.


Geppert
1925-26
Built lightweights with 147cc Grade engines and DKW two-strokes.
Source: Tragatsch p144


Germania

Gervo
1924-25
Built small quantities of motorcycles powered by 198cc SV and 175cc two-stroke DKW engines.
Sources: Tragatsch p145


Gloria-Record
1924-1925
Used a 2.5ps four-stroke engine, 3-speed gearbox with kickstarter, clutch and idle. Tax and license-free. Possibly manufactured by A. Witzschel & Co. of Leipzig.
NB. The brand is given elsewhere as Gloria-Rekord, but contemporary advertising clearly named it Gloria-Record.
Sources: motor-hist-foto.de, et al.


Gnom 1921-1923


Goetz
Manufactured by Johann Goetz of Villingen, 1925-1937
Most models appeared to run 250 and 500cc JAP engines. A late model had an 800cc parallel twin from Columbus.
Source: GTU Oldtimerservice


Golem


Görke
Manufactured by Fritz Görke Kleinautobau, of Waldstraße 47 Leipzig.
The firm, which had built aircraft during the Great War, manufactured some 10 NSU-powered tricycles between c1918 and the late 1920s which could seat 2-3 people. He then joined MONOS GmbH as a design engineer who built more of his machines, and then in 1932 he joined Framo GmbH.
The three-wheelers had the engine mounted to the right of the driver, and had only one driven rear wheel.
Sources: motorräder-aus-leipzig.de, Wikipedia DE, motorrder-aus-leipzig-b2b.de


Gouverneur

Manufactured by Gouverneur-Fahrradwerke, Paul Erbrecht, Schöppenstedt la, 1903-1907

These machines were powered by 3 h.p. GN engines.

Sources: Tragatsch p150, hifi-archiv.info


Gritzner 1903-1970s


Grewe & Schulte-Derne

Based in Düren, the firm built vehicles for the disabled (Krankenfahrzeuge) mostly with engines up to 100cc. From 1954 to 1956 some 20 three-wheeler microcars designated the S54 were constructed, powered by JLO 197cc engines.

Source: en.wikipedia.org, et al.


Grote
Built in Berlin 1924-1925, these interesting machines had two-stroke compressor engines of two and three cylinders each of 307cc, making the twins 600cc and the triples 900cc. Flywheel magneto was by Ruppe/Bekamo.

Source: GTU Oldtimerservice


Gruhn 1909-26


GS
There were two distinct marques of this name in the 1920s, Gustav Schulze of Magdeburg (1920-1924) and Georg Schroff of Berlin (1923-1925)
Gustav Schulze built lightweights with two-stroke auxiliary bicycle engines which were also supplied to other manufacturers.
Georg Schroff built motorcycles under the G.S. marque and also under the name Schroff-Record.
Source: GTU Oldtimerservice


G.S.M.
Built by G. Schütze Motorradbau, Moholz-Niesky in Lausitz, 1926.
Powered by 206cc DKW engines.
Source: hugv.net


Güldner
Manufactured by Güldner Motorenfabrik & Eisengießerei.
Established in 1903 (or 1904), by Dr. Hugo Güldner and Prof. Dr. Carl von Linde, Rudolf Diesel's teacher, the company built large capacity sports motorcycles from 1924 to 1926. These were built after the manner of the OHV 500cc Norton, so much so that it is said that many parts were interchangeable. The machines were very reliable and did well on the track in the capable hands of Josef Klein, who later had achieved numerous laurels with DKW, Horex and Norton.
The firm was well-known for its stationary engines and, post-war, for tractors and commercial transport wagons.
N.B. Some sources give dates of 1925-26.
Sources: GTU Oldtimerservice, Axel Oskar Mathieu Archive.


Gustloff
Manufactured by Gustloff-Werke in Suhl, 1934-1941
The factory of the former Simson & Co. produced a 98cc Sachs-powered lightweight, the Gustloff 100, designed by Martin Stolle.
See also BSW Gustloff
Source: GTU Oldtimerservice


Gutbrod
It appears that cars were built with this name, but not motorcycles - these used the Standard brand.
See also Klotz


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