German Motorrad

Motorcycles Built in Germany (J)

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

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


Kraftfahrzeuge J.A. Kraut, Gochsheim bei Schweinfurt
Lightweights fitted with 119cc, 142cc and 173cc DKW engines, and with 129cc Bekamo two-strokes (Ladepumpe-Motor).
Sources: Tragatsch p176,

Munich firm fitted air- and water-cooled 170cc two-stroke engines of their own manufacture to lightweight motorcycles.
Sources: Tragatsch p176

Javon 1929-1932

Jean Fuchs

Fahrbau Jean Fuchs und Co. Erkelenz

Located at Hindenburgstraße 30, Erkelenz (now Kölner Straße), in addtion to building motorcycles Fuchs sold petrol and ran a driving school. Erkelenz was well-known as a sporting cyclist and motorist in the 1920s. Source:

Built in Nuremberg by Johann Hirschmann & Co., 1921-1923
These were single-speed 200cc two-strokes with belt drive to the rear wheel, which had a rim brake.
Source: Wikipedia DE

ca. Mid 1920s
Type IV used an Esbe two-stroke engine, other models used Adma 130cc and 175cc engines, and Villiers 172cc two-strokes.


Manufactured by Joseph Maier Fahrzeug und Lichtmaschinenbau AG Stuttgart, Ostendstrasse. 1920s

Manfred Höllwarth owns the only known survivor. He discovered the maker's details after considerable research in council records.


Jooss Söhne

Manufactured by J. Schätzle, Fahrzeugfabrik, Liegnitz, Jauernstraße 67
Built their own 132cc and 180ccc two-strokes and also fitted DKW 206cc three-port engines.
Sources: Tragatsch p180,

German Resources

Rarer German Marques