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Harras Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Harras by Paradowski, c.1922

Leichtmotorrad - Einbaumotor - Elektr. Lichtbeleuchtung - Zweiganggetriebe
Light motorcycle - built-in engine - Electric lighting - two-speed transmission.


Manufactured in Berlin by Harras Motoren AG, 1922-1925 ¹

The firm produced Bekamo 150cc and 175cc engines built under licence to Hugo Ruppe, and also constructed motorcycles powered by these. The company was acquired by Paradowski who discontinued motorcycle production in favour of engines.

A 1923 advertisement reads:

Harras Leichtmotorrad
erzielte 1923 folgende überlegenen Siege:
Rund um Breslau
230 Kilometer
In der Laienklasse I, Il und A bis 249,9 ccm
I. Preis in der Bergprüfung
I. Preis in der Flachprüfung
I.Preis im Gesamtrennen
56 Kilometer
Schwerstes Bergrennen der Saison
In der Laienklasse 1
I. Preis
Rund um das Oderbruch
100 Kilometer
II. Preis
H. Paradowski G.m.b.H., Berlin N 20, Hochstr. 33

Sources: GTU Oldtimerservice; Tragatsch p158; period advertising;

Notes. 1. Possibly 1922-1926.