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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

A German' bizarre round-designed scooter

Lutz knew as a small machinery manufacturer that had been building stationary engines since 1948. The company's full name was Lutz-GmbH. Braunschweig-Querum and had an address in Bienroder Weg 53, Fernruf 22122, Braunschweig-Kralenriede.
1950 Lutz R3 Hummel or Lutz-Roller with a 58 cc engine and basic lightweight body construction. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2NZ2FtV)
This German' company founded in 1946 by Otto Lutz who held an engineering doctorate and had been employed as a professor at the Technical University in Stuttgart (1936) and later at the German Aircraft Engine Research Institute in Braunschweig.

1950 Lutz R3 'Hummel'
with a 58 cc engine. (Picture  
from:  http://bit.ly/33SnvAR)
Professor Lutz was later acknowledged for the work he had done relating to jet engines and two-stroke engine technologies and became a respected figure in aviation research. Professor Lutz died in 1974 and now his personal Lutz P53 moped has become part of the Städtisches Museum Braunschweig collections.

In the beginning, the company developed an efficient bicycle engine that could be easily installed in the frame of any bicycle's brands at that time. The engine was a 58cc 2-stroke as authorities limited new designs to less than 60cc.

The engine was also used to power wheel-chairs, lawnmowers, pumps and all manner of stationary machines. It's noted several other companies including Goebel, Delius and Adria used this engine.  As a result, some 2,000 of these 48 cc (b/s 40/39.5mm 49.3cc) machines are sold in 1951.

Sales brochure of Lutz-Roller or R3.  
(Picture from:  http://bit.ly/2NZ2FtV)
And then, Lutz GmbH developed several motor scooters, examples of which competed in the ADAC Deutschland Rundfahrt reliability trial. Besides that, Lutz also developed and marketed the moped.

Its first scooters appeared in 1949 wore basic lightweight bodywork construction made it rather similar to the early Italian machines and named 'Lutz R3 Hummel' using a 58 cc 2-stroke engine.

In 1950 the company got into trouble because it gave the standard vehicle name of the 'Hummel,' and the compatriot company DKW raised objections due to feeling have more right to the name, as a result, the Hummel name should be removed.

The following year Lutz produced a larger scooter named 'Lutz Autobahnroller' with a 175cc engine and designed by W. Lieb in a bizarre round-shaped. It was similar in appearance of the smaller model by retained the two-speed gearbox and used 8-inch wheels. The Autobahnroller engine claimed able to spew power up to 7 horsepower and made it could run-up to the speed of 80 kph. 
1951 Lutz Autobahnroller with a 175cc 2-stroke engine and designed in bizarre round-shaped by W. Lieb. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/33SnvAR)
Unfortunately, there is no information about the Lutz Autobahnroller whether this scooter is produced or not. If you have additional information about this mysterious scooter figure, don't hesitate to submit it to the comments box below. We really appreciate your help.

In the end, the company didn't stay long in the scooter business, because in 1952/1953, the company's sales numbers plummeted and forced them to cease production, later declared bankrupt in 1954.😢
Lutz P53, a private moped of Professor Lutz became part of the Städtisches Museum Braunschweig collection. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2CTjujW)
Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | WIKIPEDIA | WALTER'S AUTOWERKSTATT | MO.PED.SE | ROLLERWELT | CYBERMOTORCYCLES]
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