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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,,

Gasi 1921

Geha 1910-1917

GEHA 1920-1924

Lightweight motorcycles with 175cc engines from DKW.

Das GEKA-Motorrad
Modell A 25
ist die Maschine des täglichen Gebrauches,
die Maschine für Beruf. Sport und Erholung.
Es hat Zweigang-Getriebe, Kickstarter, Kupplung und Leerlauf.
Gustavu Kracke, Rehburg-Stadt 101

Sources: Tragatsch p144; contemporary literature.

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) 1949-1950


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


Görke 1918~1929

Gottschalk BMF

The Berliner Motorwagen-Fabrik of was was founded by August Gottschalk in 1898 for the production of motor vehicles with headquarters at Jägerstrasse 61a, Berlin. In 1900 the production of Gottschalk tricycles and four-wheelers began, and continued until 1911 by which time over 200 vehicles had been built. The firm used the brand names Tempelhof, Eryx and Oryx.

They worked closely with Dürkopp from 1908.

Although there is no indication that they built motorcycles, and tricycles barely get a mention, a motor cycle was patented by Edmund Gottschalk in America in November 1901. Gottschalk 1901 Patent

Sources: Wikipedia DE;

Gouverneur 1903-07

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


Manufactured by Grutzena-Werk G.m.b.H. Belzig, 1925-1926.

Advertised 250cc and 350cc models with Kühne OHC engines, along with two cheaper 3PS machines.

Production ceased in 1926.


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.

Güldner 1924-1926

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

German Resources

Rarer German Marques