Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum
Triumph, BMW, & Kawasaki Sales Spares & Repairs.
Established for over 40 years and run by expert motorcyclists.
Fully authorised workshop.
Manufactured by Elite-Diamantwerke AG, Brand-Erbisdorf, 1917-1940
The Elite brand was a descendant of the Diamant brand, which had been extant since 1903. After the merger of the two companies into the Elite-Diamantwerk in Brand-Erbisdorf, the motorcycles constructed by Krieger and Gnädig were created there with Kühne and JAP engines.
Opel acquired the company on February 27, 1928 and the Neander-designed motorcycles were built there. These were subsquently renamed EO (Elite-Opel).
After 1931, the factory only produced Diamant brand motorcycles with 75cc Sachs two-stroke engines.
See also Diamant
Sources: GTU Oldtimerservice, Tragatsch p126.
Considerable history of Diamant/Elite may be found at Axel Oskar Mathieu Archive.