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Raakete Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Manufactured by Uelzener Maschinenfabrik Otto Raake

Powered by Alba engines. This factory employed Franz Bücker, who went on to become a major force in the motorcycle industry.

The company was sold by Raake in 1940, recommenced operations in Neuenhain-Taunus in 1948 and remains in business as a manufacturer of concrete mixers.

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