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Urania Motorcycles

Produced by Paul Tanner OHG of Cottbus. 1931 to 1939

The cycle firm Urania-Fahrradwerke, founded in 1895, constructed lightweight motorcycles powered by 74cc, 98cc and 123cc JLO and Sachs engines.

The M200 of 1931 was an autocycle with a 74cc Sachs engine, in 1937 they offered the Herrenmodell US98 and Damenmodell UD98 with Sachs engines, and the Saxonette of 1939 was powered by a 60cc Sachs integral with the rear wheel.

The Urania firm was acquired by Smith & Co (SCO) of Denmark in the 1960s, and remains an important bicycle manufacturer there.

Sources: GTU Oldtimerservice,,

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