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Zeus Motorcycles

Manufactured by Klotz & Becker of Leipzig-Lindenau, 1926-c1932

Used Kühne and Küchen engines, Hurth gearboxes and their own frames. Some machines were supplied with sidecars using the Stoye chassis.

It is thought by one German writer that some 500 machines were built, of which there is only one survivor.

Advertising text, date unknown: ZEUS-MOTORRADBAU, Klotz & Becker, LEIPZIG-LI. Lützner Str. 81 The advert mentions 350 ccm and 500 ccm engines, and illustrates what appears to be a Küchen powerplant.

There was a Becker firm in Dresden in the 1900s, and a Klotz in Stuttgart in the mid-1920s. It is not clear whether either of those firms are related to this one.

There was also a Zeus built by Linser, 1902-1906.

Source: motorrä, et al.

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