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Keni Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Keni Motorenbau-Geschellschaft m. b. H. Berlin SW.68

Manufactured in from 1921 to 1925 or '26, the firm produced three models. The Type A and Type B were very similar with a 160cc engine with two-speed gearbox, the Type B having disc wheels. There was also a 143cc lightweight. An advertisement from the period shows two machines with conventional spoked wheels, one with the engine mounted above the pedal crank, and the other with the engine mounted lower in the frame. Another advert titled Keni Sport-Scheibenrad 2,5 P.S. shows a flat-tank motorcycle with disc wheels, kick-starter, and aluminium footboards.

See also Magnoni Del Vecchio

Sources: GTU Oldtimerservice; OTTW;

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