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Motorcycles Built in Germany (P)

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

This page lists brands beginning with the letters "P" and "Q" for which we currently have limited information. See also the List of German Motorcycles.


Pan 1924-1925

Panther of Magdeburg 1903-1907


Manufactured by August Paqué in Augsburg, 1921-1925
Powered bicycles of 140cc were built from 1922, followed by machines with with 185cc and 198cc OHV engines of their own manufacture. These engines were supplied to other manufacturers including Agon, Ammon, Busse, KRS, N.H.S., Runge and Zürtz. There may also have been a 500cc motorcycle.
Source: GTU Oldtimerservice, et al.


Patzner 1954~57

Paul Süße
Built at Josephstraße 33 Leipzig using F&S 98cc engines during the 1930s, around 60 of these were built of which only one remains.
Source: motorrä

Pawa 1922-1924

Manufactured in 1922-1924* by Paul Victor Willke of Berlin-Reinickendorf, these bespoke motorcycles were powered by 492cc boxer twins from BMW. The firm also built automobiles.
*Wikipedia says motorcycles were built in 1921 only. (2018)
Sources: GTU Oldtimerservice, Wikipedia DE, Tragatsch.

Pax 1918-1919

Built their own 132cc two-stroke engines which were mounted in lightweight frames.
Source: Tragatsch p247


Pegasus mopeds were marketed by the ZEG association. These were built by Kynast in Quakenbrück, which manufactured mopeds for many retail organisations.

Models include the 1984 Model 25 with Sachs 505 2-speed 50cc engine.


PER 1924-26 (see also Pawa)

PeRa Sidecars

Manufactured by P. Raebel GmbH, Fahrzeugbau, Berlin Weißensee. 1924

PeRa Seitenwagen 1924

Sources: Wikipedia DE, et al

Built in Berlin by Henry Feilchenfeld from 1924 to 1926, the 170cc two-stroke machine is known largely from reports on its unenviable reputation.
Source: GTU Oldtimerservice

Mopeds with engines supplied by Victoria.
Source: Tragatsch p248

Manufactured by Peters, Steingrüber & Co. of Berlin 1924-1925
Belt-driven lightweights powered by a 143 cc DKW engine.
Unrelated to the Isle of Man machine of the same name and period.
Source: GTU Oldtimerservice

Phantom 1921-1928

Phönix (1932)
There were two German companies which used the name Phönix
The first built lightweight two-strokes and was taken over by Ruhrtal-Motorradwerke R.M.W. of Neheim around 1932, who continued to produce the Phönix in a new factory built in Wenholthausen, Sauerland. See RMW.

Phönix 1935-39 (Bielefeld)



Built motorcycles with JAP 490cc sv and OHV singles, and MAG V-twins. A 1925 brochure shows Sportmodell 498ccm ohv and Tourenmodell 498ccm sv

Sources: Tragatsch p250,



Manufactured by Horstmann & Schwidde of Bielefeld, 1923-1925

The company built motorcycles with 143cc DKW and 233cc König two-stroke engines. It had long footboards, belt drive, a two-speed gearbox, and a rim brake on the rear wheel belt drive pulley.

Source: GTU Oldtimerservice

Postler 1920-24

Built light motorcycles fitted 185cc Norman engines from England.
Source: Tragatsch p251

Premier of Germany


Manufactured by Motorradbau Karl Salzburger in Koln, 1925-1926

A limited number of motorcycles were built using 246, 346 and 498 cc engines from JAP, Blackburne and MAG.

This information is from a site which quotes Tragatsch as the source. There is no entry for a German Propul in my edition.

Built their own engines of 247cc with inlet and exhaust ports both at the front of the engine. Also built motorcycles using JAP and Blackburne engines 249 to 490cc. They also built minicars or microcars, and motorcycles for children with 98cc engines.
Arnold Stölting of Hamburg raced a 250cc PSW in 1927, near Rotenburg.
Source: Tragatsch p253,

Quelle Versandhaus GmbH, Nuremberg
In the mid-sixties the Quelle mail-order company of Fürth sold lightweights under the name Quelle Bonance.
The Mars brand name was acquired by Quelle around 1958, and they sold machines of this name built by Solo of Sindelfingen.
Sources: GTU Oldtimerservice,

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