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Victoria Type 115/155 Mopeds

Victoria 115 Blechbanana

Known as the Blechbanana ("tin banana"), the Type 115 was built by Zweirad Union AG N├╝rnberg from 1961 to 1965, and was marketed by Victoria as the 115, by Express Werken AG as the Express 115, and also by DKW as the Hummel. With minor variations to the colour scheme and the seat, all three makes offered it as the Kavalier 115.

It was also offered as the Type 155 with minor differences - the 155 had a high beam headlight switch (115 low beam only), and the engine power was increased to 3.7 and then 4.2 h.p which allowed up to 70 or 75 km/h.

Some 29,000 of these mopeds were sold, of which the smallest proportion was the Kavalier, followed by the Express.

Technical Specifications

Victoria Typ 115 Data
Engine: Single cylinder two-stroke
Displacement 48 cc
Power : 1.47 kW (2 PS) @ 4950/min
Bore × stroke: 40 mm × 39 mm
Compression ratio: 7.5:1
Top speed: 40 km/h
Cooling: Air cooling by fan
Ignition: Flywheel magneto generator 17 W
Clutch: 3-plate clutch running in oil
Transmission: 3-speed foot change, with kick starter
Frame: Pressed metal frame
Wheels: Spoked 16" wheels, chromed steel rims
Tires: Whitewall tyres 20 × 2.75"
Lighting 15 W
Fuel consumption 1.6 litres per 100 km (1:25 petroil)
Fuel Tank: Chromed fuel tank, 6.5 litres capacity
Seats: Dual seat
Brakes: Light alloy full-width brake hubs Ø 120 mm
Length: 1900 mm
Height: 1245 mm
Curb weight: 74 kg
Maximum all-up weight: 225 kg
Front suspension: Earles-style
Rear suspension:
Swinging arm

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See also: 1961 Hummel Typ 115