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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Did you know the Colibri scooter?

If you talk about two-wheeled vehicles from Austria, of course maybe you will immediately mention the KTM brand (Kronreif & Trunkenpolz, Mattighofen). Yes, indeed this brand is one of the leading motorcycle brands from Austria that produces various types of motorized vehicles to date. Then there are other two-wheeled vehicle brands such as Puch which is quite well known in the 1950s to 1960s.

Then more specifically talking about scooters made by Austrian manufacturers, the Puch scooter brand is quite well-known compared to other country brands such as KTM, and maybe only a few know if KTM has also made scooters in the past.
1952 Colibri Standard used a 125cc DKW motor that can be speeding up to its top speed of 80kph with only 198 units ever produced. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3ctSk30)
But does anyone know apart from the two Austrian brands mentioned above who also made scooters? Apparently, there is an unknown small company that made the scooter products under the trademark 'Colibri.' As quoted from Cybermotorcycle, that the company was founded by Josef Walter and is domiciled in Frömmel Gasse 28, Vienna 21.

This Vienna-based small company made its first scooter prototype in 1947 and then produced it starting in 1952. All of the scooters at that time used machines made by the German manufacturer DKW.

The first model called Colibri Standard used a 125cc DKW motor with a top speed of 80kph with only 198 units ever produced. Another model called Colibri 175 used a 175cc DKW motor with a top speed of 90kph and only 3 units produced. 
1952 Colibri Standard under red-white on display at the Villacher Fahrzeugmuseum in Austria. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3bqRyCJ)
Indeed, the machines were of considerable quality but the price was rather too high for the market to bear, and as a result, the scooter sales numbers were poor, with a total output of 201 scooters by the time the small factory ceased manufacture in 1954.😭
1952 Colibri Standard under red-white on display at the Villacher Fahrzeugmuseum in Austria. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3bqRyCJ)
Not much is known about this Colibri brand, because of the rarity of the scooter product and it is unknown how many units remain to this day. So if you want to see this scooter outside the museum, of course, it's very difficult.

It is very unfortunate if Colibri from Austria did not have time to grow because the company has to face the reality of the rigors of the motor vehicle industry at that time. Maybe that's the fate of this Austrian Colibri who didn't have time to feel flying far away.😭

Finally, if the information in the article above is still felt to be inadequate or inaccurate and or you have any additional information related to this brand, please do not hesitate to let us know through the comments column below this article.

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 | CYBERMOTORCYCLE]
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