The presence of German scooter, it fills a niche that exists between Vespa and Lambreta on the Mod revival generation era in the UK. In the 70s, where the Mod as music genre and subculture rampant in the wilds of Britain, and scooter became very popular. On this occasion we will discuss 6 classic scooters from the Germany. Here we present those German's classic scooters,
5. DKW Hobby
The Hobby scooter is a production of DKW and Auto Union GmbH in 1954-1957. In 1953, the company decided to enter the scooter business, having previously declined the Piaggio offer to produce Vespa under license.
To make the scooter Hobby, in 1956 DKW later cooperated with the gun makers from the Croissant State named Manufacture de Machines du Haut-Rhin or who is familiarly called Manurhin. Since then they began to build a Hobby scooter using some components local and introduced to the audience as Manurhin MR 75 in Europe and Concord in the UK.
|1954 DKW Hobby. (Picture from: http://commons.wikimedia.org/)|
4. Glas Goggo
Hans Glas GmbH is a German automotive company, based in Dingolfing. At first the company is the agricultural machinery manufacturer. However, Glas evolved into a manufacturer of scooters, and then the car. The story began when Andreas Glas saw the Piaggio Vespa scooters in Verona, Italy in 1951. He was so excited to start the scooter production. In first debut they produced 125 cc scooter, and then increased to 150 cc, 200 cc.
|Glas Goggo scooter. (Picture from: http://vespasidecar.blogspot.com/)|
3. Heinkel Tourist
|1956 Heinkel Tourist 175. (Picture from: http://en.wikipedia.org/)|
2. Zundapp Bella
Zundapp Bella is a scooter made by Zundapp-Werke GmbH in 1953-1964 in Nuremberg and Munich. During the production phase of more than 130,000 scooters were sold, with engine sizes ranging from 150 cc to 200 cc. In general, Bella is under license Parilla-Italy.
|1957 Zundapp Bella. (Picture from: http://www.sodeia.net/)|
The Maicoletta was a scooter built by Maico, a Pfaffingen base automotive company rom 1955 to 1966. It was noted by motorcycle journalists in the United States and the United Kingdom for being powerful, responsive, and comfortable. It was one of the heaviest and most expensive motor scooters of its time and predates the touring scooters popularized by the Honda CN250.
|1957 Maicoletta 280cc scooter. (Picture from: http://www.flickr.com/)|
Factory founded 1867 by Nikolaus Dürkopp, producing motorcycles before the turn of the century. Motorcycle manufacture ceased between 1912 and 1927. Production of all motorcycles and scooters ended in 1961 as sewing machines were proving more profitable. In the 1920's the Dürkopp automobile factory employed over 6,000 workers building a range of cars which included models from 1,500 cc to over 6 litres.
|1958 Dürkopp Diana. (Picture from: http://cybermotorcycle.com/)|