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Dobro-Motorist Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque


Manufactured by Motorist Automobil Vertriebs GmbH, Berlin-Charlottenburg, related to the Mercur aircraft company of Berlin (Merkur Flugzeugwerke), these quite attractive motorcycles employed 145cc DKW two-strokes and 346cc sidevalve and ohv JAP engines in triangulated frames of their own manufacture.

A mid-1920s model has a 250cc Moser four-stroke engine with a 3 speed gearbox and a Terry seat. The dealer listed on the advertisement is G. Dariau of 1, Impasse del la Cite, Nevers, about 250km south of Paris.

Source: Tragatsch p118, et al.

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