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Atlantic Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marques

There were two Atlantic marques built in Germany in the 1920s, for a time concurrently. There was also the Atlantis.

Atlantic Automotive AG, Berlin

The Atlantic AG für Automobilbau built in Berlin and later Berlin Tempelhof in was a forerunner of Bastert-Einspurautos of the 1950s and was made from 1921 to 1926. The Atlantic was powered by a BMW M2B15 engine and was similar in many respects to the Mauser Einspurauto.

It had 28in motorcycle wheels front and rear and two small extendable support wheels to provide support when at rest.

Atlantic AG promoted the Einspurwagen with the slogan: "The smallest and cheapest car in the world, reliable and solid." Factory output ceased in 1923 after the production of some 100 vehicles according to, and in 1926 according to another source,

ATLANTIC (Brackwede)
1923-1924 Fahrzeugfabrik Atlantic, Stapelage Meyer & Sons, Brackwede
Theodor Meyer Stapelage and his sons founded Fahrzeugfabrik Atlantic in late 1923 in Brackwede and the vehicle factory produced light motorcycles fitted with four-stroke engines. Records indicate some 200 machines were built with 1.5 hp and 2.5hp engines. All models had belt drive. In November 1924 the firm became insolvent.

Atlantik (Bamberg) - 173cc twostroke from Germany, 1925 to 1926.

Sources: GTU Oldtimerservice, Henshaw,, et al.

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