German Motorrad

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.


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,,

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:, et al.

Geha 1910-1917

GEHA 1920-1924

Lightweight motorcycles with 175cc engines from DKW.
Sources: Tragatsch p144

Ge-Ma-Hi 1924-1927

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


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

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:, et al.

Gnom (1921-1923)

Gnom (JFG)
Manufactured by JFG Ingenieurb├╝ro Fahrzeug- und Ger├Ątebau C.M. Gick, Berlin NW 87, Huttenstr. 18-20.

Built in 1949, Max Curt Gick presented this microcar at the 1950 Berlin Motor Show.

The Gnom was a tricycle with the single wheel at the front. A JLO 125cc engine drove one of the rear wheels, and with a dry weight of a mere 290kg it could achieve a maximum speed of 55 to 60 km/h.

A second model was built with four wheels. In total only four of the JFG Gnom microcars were produced.

N.B. There were several marques named Gnom. See Disambiguation

Sources:,, et al


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


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: motorrä, Wikipedia DE,


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

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

Sources: Tragatsch p150,

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:, et al.

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

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

Built by G. Schütze Motorradbau, Moholz-Niesky in Lausitz, 1926.
Powered by 206cc DKW engines.

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.

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

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

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