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Atlas Motorrad

A Brief History of the Marque

Built by Weißbach & Schleif, Leipzig-Gohlis, Germany, 1923 or '24 to 1929

Using engines from Boge, JAP, Blackburne, Baumi, DKW and Alba, the motorcycles were designed by Schleif who also rode their Roconova-engined machines with success in competition, including hillclimbs. These were very fast, recorded as achieving 150 km/h.

Production ceased in 1929 at the onset of the Great Depression.

Sources: Tragatsch p79, GTU Oldtimerservice, motorrä

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