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Motorcycles Built in Germany (N)

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

This page lists brand names beginning with the letter "N" for which we currently have only an historical precis. See also the List of German Motorcycles.


Built 198cc two-stroke engines which were fitted to MFB and possibly Meister machines in the first half of the 1920s.
Sources:, Tragatsch under MFB.


Namapo 1901-1924

Limited production of motorcycles powered by 2.7hp Anzani engines, built in 1925 only
Sources: Tragatsch p225

National 1930s-1940s

Necko 1954-1960


Manufactured by Johs. Tündemann Motor-Fahrzeug-Bau Hermannsburg, c.1920

Powered by a 4-stroke engine, possibly Gruhn.

Source: Source: motor-lit-berlin

Manufactured by Netzschkauer Maschinenfabrik of Netzschkau in Saxony, 1923-1925
This was a two-seater tricycle with front wheel steering. The air-cooled 200cc 2-stroke engine was mounted at the rear driving the axle via chain. Claimed performance was 50 km/h.
In 1945 the company was taken by the Russians and the owners, brothers Franz and Gottwald Stark, were imprisoned in Buchenwald Special Camp No. 2, where they were killed. The Russians seem to have learned much from the Nazis.
Sources: Oldtimerclub Lachendorf,, et al.

Nera, Neroba
Built in Kirchentellinsfurt by Raiser & Söhne from 1949 to 1950, the Nera scooter had a JLO 120cc engine whilst the similar Neroba used a 150cc Sachs.
Source: GTU Oldtimerservice

Nestoria 1923-1931


Heinrich Neve Motor- und Fahrradwerke, Neumünster, Altonaer Str. 1924-1926

The company was one of the first to fit the then-new 132cc and 170cc ILO engines to their own frames.

Source: Tragatsch p226, et al


Manufactured by Niedersächsische FahrradWerke

Late 40s early 50s moped

Source: Farben-Schiessl

Operating from 1925-1926, the firm fitted 269cc JAP two-strokes and 293cc JAP sidevalve engines into their own conventionally styled frames.
They were possibly also known as M.J.S.
Source: Tragatsch p228

Using Bekamo 132cc engines they built lightweights from 1924 to 1925.
Source: Tragatsch p228


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Manufactured by Navigator-Motoren-G.m.b.H., Karlsruhe i. Baden, Westendstraße

Around 1925 the Karlsruhe firm produced a two-stroke bicycle attachment engine of 42×37mm bore/stroke fitted above the front wheel. It is believed they also built Lastendreiräder (cargo tricycles).


Nordap 1950s

Beginning in 1922, Nordstern built motorcycles with 2.5hp two-stroke engines. The SFW firm purchased Nordstern when it failed in 1924.
Source: Tragatsch p229

Norwed 1924-25


Manufactured 1924-1925
Built lightweights fitted with their own two-stroke deflector-piston engines. Another victim of the hyperinflation period.
Source: Tragatsch p235

NWF 1954-55

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