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Otto Dik founded his bicycle firm in Haarlem and built mopeds in the 1950s, constructed with HMW engines in Paperino frames. Another of his machines was the 1956 Vesting Corsa with a Demm engine - it was a rebadged Demm.

His Galletti scooters were fitted with Demm and HMW engines. (Benelli also marketed Galletti scooters)

The Vesting Corsa 1956 had a 49cc Demm engine block.

N.B. The Vesting logo is a fortified castle. The English translation of vesting is fortress.

Source: Wikipedia NL


    Engine: Single cylinder 2-stroke
    Starter: Kick-starter
    Bore & stroke: 39 x 40 mm
    Engine Capacity: 49cc
    Maximum power: 2.2 h.p. @ 6,500 rpm
    Valves per cylinder: 2
    Cooling system: Air cooling
    Lubrication: Wet sump forced circulation with mechanical gear pump
    Transmission: Gear primary, chain final
    Clutch: Cable operated with multiple wet disk
    Gearbox: 3-Speed gearbox with handlebar control
    Throttle: Cable operated
    Frame type: Pressed steel frame
    Front Suspension: Telescopic fork and shock absorbers
    Rear Suspension: Swingarm with hydraulic shock absorbers
    Front Brake: Drum
    Rear Brake: Drum
    Front tyre: 2.00 x 23 in.
    Rear tyre: 2.00 x 23 in.
    Seat: Dual seat
    Fuel tank capacity: approx. 10 litres
    Fuel consumption: 1 litre per 70 km
    Top speed: 60 km/h
    Weight: approx. 50 Kg
    List price: 665 Dutch Guilders

Source: Hessink's NL

stan.williams064 at btinternet.com
Vesting peseta
Hi I wonder if you know anyone who could date and certificate the year of manufacture of my bike that i am restoring as i need to register it with the DVLA ,the plate on the engine only has 195? for the year so i have to prove that it is App. 1957 the frame number i readable.It has a reg.number but they have no knowledge of it.
Stan Williams

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