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Rex Motorcycles of Munich

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Rex-Moped-Verkauf GmbH., Braunschweig was founded by the brothers Bagusat.

After moving to Munich, between 1948 and 1964 the company built bicycle engines and complete mopeds. The two-stroke engines were of 31cc, 34cc, 40cc, and 49cc. In 1954 their promotional literature claimed that 750,000 machines had been sold.

The company history is rather tragic in that its resources were gambled away, leaving nothing to pay the suppliers or employees.

The last of their machines were built (or assembled) by Pantherwerke, also of Braunschweig.


Monaco moped with 2 and 3 speed engines, Type 21 and S/3 (1957-59)



Bicycle engine 31cc FM 40. 1952-54

FM 501L Standard, Luxus, Ladies 1950-55

FM504 Rex-Havanna (numerous variations) 1955-57

Como 1959-1964


Roadmaster 200 (Sweden) 1950


N.B. Several firms used the Rex brand.

15th June 2021
ssbinghams at
1961 Rex Como
I just purchased a 1961 Rex Como today and am looking for spare parts to proceed with a full restoration. I am in need of a piston, head, chrome side covers that cover the carburetor, carburetor, left side cover, gas cap, source for key, seat cover and foam, and tail light lens. I am also in need of any information/history on this bike as well as parts manual/service manual.
Scott Bingham
United States

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ttimmers at
1952 Rex-Motoren-Werk. Munchen 49cc
I had sent you a message earlier and then cancelled it, as I thought I found what I needed. I need a set of tires for this bike. I thought they were 21 inches x2.25. If you know what I need and where I can get them, it certainly would be appreciated.
Ted Timmers
Cleveland, Ohio. USA THE

Wed Dec 08 2010
majo.pas<at>hotmail dot com
motorbike 49cc year 1951
Hi,im Majo from Argentina and im looking for the motor of the REX motorbike 49cc. how much would it coast? Could you send it to Argentina?
Thanks, MAJO
Argentina, Buenos aires

Fri Mar 30 2007
lefua-72 at hotmail dot com
REX 49cc
Hola soy de Argentina y queria saber la cotizacion de ciclomotro rex 49cc completa y funcionando. gracias
Buenos Aires

Translation: Hello I am of Argentina and queria to know to the complete quotation of ciclomotro rex 49cc and working thanks

hello if please they can give me the estimate of which it can be worth in the market this motorcycle marks to original REX 49cc and working thanks Hola que tal disculpa que no te pude enviar las fotos antes. Te agradeceria si me das un valor estimativo de esta moto desde ya te agradesco tu contestacion.

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