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Motorcycles Built in Germany (V)

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

This page lists brand names beginning with the letter "V" for which limited historical information is currently available.
For a more complete listing visit the German Index.

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Varel
1952-53
Built motor bicycles and mini-scooters with 42cc two-strokes of their own manufacture, and light scooters using Moto 99cc two-stroke engines.
Sources: Tragatsch p288


Vesuv
1924-26
Fitted their own 246cc two-stroke engines into an open frame.
Sources: Tragatsch p290


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  • Vollblut
    1925-27
    Manufacturer: Klein, Schäberle & Co. Stuttgart, Böblinger Straße 92
    Built sports machines using OHV Blackburne 248 and 348cc engines.
    Sources: Tragatsch p293, wirtemberg.de


    Volkswagen
    Volkswagen built at least two three-wheelers, one in 1986 and another in 2006, the GX3.
    Sources: moto-collection.org, 3wheelers.com


    Vomo
    1922-31
    Motorised bicycles with 1hp and 1.75hp engines
    Sources: Tragatsch p293


    Voran
    Manufactured by Berliner Kleinmotoren AG, Berlin, 1921-1924
    The source of the 143cc engine is obscure, and the extravagent advertising claims about the lightweight motorcycle did not lead to strong sales.
    There was also Voran-Automobilbau AG (founded 1926) which does not appear related.
    Sources: GTU Oldtimerservice, Wikipedia DE


    Voss
    Manufactured by Louis Voss of Bielefeld, 1921-1923
    The firm, which was established in 1902 in the garment industry trading in sewing machines, offered their first motorcycles built by Göricke, apparently under the brand Lovos. These were followed by machine sold as Voss with the strenthened frames by Göricke and the engines from DKW mounted about the rear wheel. In 1925 Louis Voss moved into the automobile field as a Ford agent.
    Source: GTU Oldtimerservice


    V.S.
    Manufactured in Burgfarrnbach, 180km north of Munich, from 1922 to 1924.
    The company built unusual motorcycles with concealed front suspension using 415cc engines (78 x 87mm).
    Source: deacademic.com
    N.B. There was also a V.S. built by Allright for the British market.


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