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Hanfland Motorcycles (HFD)

A Brief History of the Marque

Manufacturer: Curt Hanfland GmbH (Motorradwerk), Berlin W 62, Bayreuther Str. 7

Hanfland Motorcycles had the badge designation HFD, the best known of which was a model with their own 147cc Kurier two-stroke engine. This engine was also used by Bayerische FlugzeugWerke for their Flink motorcycles, so was effectively the first BMW engine. Argul was one of several other manufacturers who employed Kurier engines.

Hanfland was also the producer of a lightweight Kurier motorcycle which was available with engines of 2 hp until 1925.

1921 Model
1.9 hp
Weight 58 kg.
Rear and tail light are operated with carbide burners.

Curt Hanfland wrote a book on lightweight motorcycles in 1921, "Der Fahrrad Hilfsmotor - seine Konstruktion und Anwendung".

Sources: GTU Oldtimerservice,, et al.

leblohic.v a t
J'ai un moteur HFD
Je pense qui vas sur un vélo moteur flink.
Savez vous où je peux avoir des pièces ?
Trans: I have an HFD motor. I think that goes on a flink motor bike. Do you know where I can get parts?
Le Blohic
Avranches France
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Wed Dec 16 2015
royal_invest at
Hanfland 148 cc
Hello, I write again asking for your informed opinion and evaluation of my Hanfland 148 cc motorcycle. Model -1920s. Manufactured by Kurt Hanfland-1924s  / Kurt Hanfland GmbH, Berlin / . This model is before Courier and Flink. Some people think that this is the father of BMW. He is in very good condition Everything is original. Excuse me please but I really want to know the opinion of experts like you.

Regards from Bulgaria - Rabotilov Yanko
bulgaria, gabrovo

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