Universelle Motorcycles

1925-30, aka Uni-Rad

Erich Landgrebe designed motorcycles which were built in a new division of the Universelle-Werke -Cigarettenmaschinen-Fabrik, Dresden, Zwickauerstraße 48/54, using a 183cc IOE engine, later 197cc and 347cc engines, and also built three wheel utility vehicles.

A 1925 brochure lists models ZIA, ZI and ZII, along with a three-wheeler, model ZIIIB.

Both motorcycles and three-wheelers were sold under the "Uni" brand by „Uni“-Rad-Verkaufs-Gesellschaft m.b.H., Dresden, Waisenhausstraße 3, until 1930.

Sources: Tragatsch p288, contemporary literature, Axel Oskar Mathieu Archive.

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