A Brief History of the Marque
TS 1929 500cc OHV
Theodor Scherf, whilst still a student, built this quite remarkable machine during the years 1927 to 1929. In many respects years ahead of its time the motorcycle appears to have a form of anti-dive front brake.
In a discussion on the similarity to the telelever system, Kim Armand Nielsen writes,
The same principle is often used as a steering damper atop of the steering head.
The chrome V-shaped pipe anchored in front of the cylinder head is a low supporting lever which increases ridgidity of the girder. As with the Tele-lever of the BMW the difference of length may help the fork to maintain the same angle during the movement of suspension, and if this was the aim with the design Mr Scherf was very inventive.
(Edited for clarity)
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