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VMO Troll Scooters

The VMO factory in Lamspringe (between Hildesheim and the Harz region) designed the Troll in 1949 as a scooter described as "a fine vehicle for doctors, priests, salesmen, nurses and others who need cheap transportation."

The front wheel was driven by an ILO twostroke engine.

There was also a three-wheel version powered by a 120cc JLO engine. with a carrier at the rear, with a payload of 150kg. It was a strong contender for the Fugly award.

Production of the Troll ended in 1951. Later, the FAKA factory in Salzgitter bought the design.

The name Troll was also used by IWL for one of their scooters in the 1960s. In this case the name "Troll" is an acronym of TourenRoller Ludwigsfelde

Sources: Hartmut Schouwer, Axel Oskar Mathieu Archive.

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Troll 1 scooter
Do you know where I can find piston and rings for the Troll 1 scooter? I can’t find any parts for the bike. Thank you!

First identify the model of JLO engine fitted to your machine, then contact one of the suppliers of JLO engine components.

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