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Apoldania Motorcycles

Manufactured by Hugo Ruppe, 1903
At the age of only 23 Ruppe produced his first motorcycle. It had a 2hp engine, single speed by belt drive, and was capable of 60 km/h - fast indeed in the day. He was a sporting man and did well in competition, and went on to build Piccolo and MAF automobiles.
Ruppe is best known in the motorcycle world as the designer of two-stroke engines for DKW and the creator of the Bekamo engine.

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