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German Motorrad - Obscure Marques

Motorräder Hergestellt in Deutschland: Notes on some of obscure German marques

This page lists brands of which little is known.
For a more complete listing visit the German Index.

A

Amex

According to a Dutch post, after the takeover of Moto Morini by Cagiva, Fritz Alexander continued to build Morini's under the name Rebello.

This may have been Fritz Alexander from Neustadt am Rübenberg, but there is little information available. Another post mentions that Fritz Alexander took care of sales for Cagiva in Germany.

Sources: winni-scheibe.com, et al.


B

Bajuware

Apparently a bicycle wholesaler, Völker und Kölbel from Regensburg (1928-1935), and after the war Karl Kölbel KG.

Source: Farben-Schiessl


Bechtold logo

Bechtold

Bicycles were manufactured by Xaver Bechtold Fahrr├Ądertweil-B├╝hlingen from 1926

In 1945 they built bicycles under the brands "Refax" and "Bechtold".

They appear to have built at least one motorcycle model in the 1950s or 60s.

Source: Farben-Schiessl.


D

Diagon

A Dutch post indicates that this brand was built in 1923 with a backbone frame incorporating the petrol tank. No evidence has been found to date for verifcation.

In one of the much loved books, Rubeus Hagrid and Harry Potter travel to Diagon Alley on a motorcycle.


E

Eamh 1927-29 - No record found.

Econlfe 1923-25 - No record found.

Econvans-Ponsdorf 1924-25 - No record found.

H

Horten

Horten was a distributor who probably rebranded mopeds in the 1960s and 70s.

Models included Eurospeed - Standex

Source: Farben-Schiessl


L

N

N.H.S.

Manufactured 1923-28. Noted as being fitted with Paque engines.


P

Privileg

Models

DeLuxe 25 (70-72)
DeLuxe 40 (71/72)
Standard 25 (70/71)
Gazelle (72-77)

Source: Farben-Schiessl.


S

Schminke

Models
Orion (1953-54)
Mentor(53-55)
Forelle(56)
Forelle Touren
Forelle Sport

Source: Farben-Schiessl


Stürmer

Adolf Zeuner & Sons, a bicycle wholesaler from Schweinfurt, sold Stürmer mopeds which were identical to the Vaterland

Source: Farben-Schiessl.