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Saturday, November 23, 2019

Look how's unique these Schweppe Pirol scooters

It is undeniable if the scooter has become one of the very popular vehicles. And it is no exaggeration if there are those who argue that a scooter is a type of vehicle with the most usage population and is unmatched by other man-made contemporary vehicles.

Well, on this occasion, once again we want to give You an example of how diverse the scooters shaped has ever been made back in the 1950s. After in a number of previous articles, we have discussed the mysterious/uniquely shaped scooter like the Lutz rounded design scooter, the several French-made scooters: the Baudier Super B58, the Gloobyscoot, and Proto Delaplace.
1950 Schweppe Pirol 145. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2rk31Cv)
Now let's take a look at Germany, in the country was known as the birthplace of pioneering (all of the kinds) motorized vehicles which are also home of many the world's leading automotive manufacturers.

Especially in the world of scooters, so many brands have been born and died here, starting from the pioneering era until today. The numbers are innumerable. One of them was Schweppe also known as the Pirol scooter.
1950 Schweppe Pirol 145. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2rk31Cv)
This Dillenburg-based company formally named 'Schweppe-Mechanik' Fahrzeugfabrik, founded in 1949 has been known for some of its scooters, albeit for a short time (1949-1954). The company's first scooter made in 1949 called Schweppe Pirol 145. The scooter's unique appearance can be seen at the front, where it has an unusual inverted-open front structure with the headlight sitting on the frame.
Sales brochure of 1950 Schweppe Pirol 145. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2qrd3C4)
This scooter used a 2-stroke 143 cc single-cylinder JLO engine able to spew 4.5 horsepower which combined with the 3-speeds manual transmission system. Then the 90 kg weighted scooter is claimed to be able to drive up to the top speed of 80 kph. Even, in one of its sales brochures, it is said the scooter managed to win a gold medal at the ADAC-Zuverlässigkeit (a vehicle endurance race in Germany) in the 200 cc class (45 Std.-D.) after circled the circuit as far as 1,800 km. 
Sales brochure of 1950 Schweppe Pirol 145. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/33blG0J)
Because this was a small company that wracked with severe financial problems, making it unable to compete in the scooter market with other companies such as the Italian scooter giants, Piaggio and Innocenti. Eventually, the company's Dillenburg plant ceased producing in 1951. In the same year, the company's name changed to 'Pirol Fahrzeugfabrik GmbH.' and moved all of its operational activities from Dillenburg to Dortmund.
1951 Pirol 200 (Miranda) Roller. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2rhMsHm)
Under the new Dortmund-based company, the Pirol brand had launched a scooter with a form that was no less unique and was named Pirol 200 in 1951 and a year later relaunched the scooter with a sidecar in 2 choices namely Baby-Beiwagen and Transport-Leichtrollerbeiwagen.
Sales brochure of 1952 Pirol 200 Roller with sidecar. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Odhiu5)
While the engine is still using a 2-stroke 198 cc JLO engine able to spew 4.5 horsepower which combined with the 3-speeds manual transmission system. In addition, the Patrol 200 scooter has a distinctive rounded shape from front to back. The most striking' rounded shape was under the seat, front shield, and big-bulge headlight.
Sales brochure of 1952 Pirol 200 Roller with sidecar. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Odhiu5)
At first glance, the shape of the Pirol 200 scooter looks similar to Bernardet, a French-made scooter. This can be seen in the shape of the headlights that sit on the front fenders. It is not known whether there is a connection between these two brands. Is this German brand just inspired by the French scooter or vice versa? 
1951 Pirol 200 (Miranda) Roller. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/34h3K6o)
In the end, this company apparently was not able to survive anymore. In 1954, the company stopped all productions and since then its brand disappeared from the world's scooter market.😢 If you have additional information about the Pirol scooter brand, don't hesitate to submit it to the comments box below. We really appreciate your help.

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