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Jurisch Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Karl Jurisch of Leipzig, a racer/designer of the 1920s.


Built a four-cylinder water-cooled twostroke prototype, and a water cooled 248cc twin-cylinder supercharged racing machine which gained much recognition.

Jurisch was quite successful on the racing circuit, and also campaigned on Puch, Bekamo, DKW and other motorcycles.

Post-war he created a new firm in Altdorf, Karl Jurisch Fahrwerkbau, which built a small number of tri-cars named Motoplan. See Jurisch Microcars

Sources: Tragatsch, motorrä,

N.B. There was a Jurisch microcar in the 1950s, also German but unrelated. See Carl Jurisch Microcars.

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