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Monday, June 1, 2020

Another scarce Austrian-made scooters

If we observe the scooter existence from the beginning until now, it turns out to be one of timeless the modes of transportation and continues to exist following the times. So it is not surprising that in its heyday around the 1950s to 1960s many manufacturers produced it.
1953 Kauba Lux 98 used a 98cc 2-stroke Rotax-Sachs engine which is capable of producing power of 2hp @ 3,500 rpm. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2BlIJhj)
Then, after a while ago we discussed several Austrian scooter brands, such as the Colibri made by Josef Walter & Co. or KTM-made scooters ranging from the Mirabel, Mecky up to the Pony. So this time we will discuss again the unique figure of the scooters that also comes from the Austrian manufacturers as well.
1953 Kauba Lux 98 used a 98cc 2-stroke Rotax-Sachs engine which is capable of producing power of 2hp @ 3,500 rpm. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/33OHIdF)
This is a unique scooter that was built by a manufacturer founded by an aircraft designer named Otto Kauba, who had involved less three Austrian scooter brands, such as Lohner, Kosty, and his-owned brand, Kauba.

First, when he is worked at Lohner-Werke, an Austrian vehicle engineering company and started to design a new range of motor scooters and mopeds for the company since 1949, that's included popular models such as the L98 and many other.
1950 Lohner L 98 scooter designed by Otto Kauba for Lohner-Werke and used a 98cc 2-stroke engine. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2XJJHeK)

After resigned from the Lohner, he is known to work for a Vienna-based manufacturer owned by Hans H. Kosteletzky in a short time period (from 1952 to 1953). At that time, the company launched a scooter called Kosty 100 which is later known the forerunner to the birth of other Otto Kauba's scooters.

This scooter is built based on Otto Kauba's design and used a 98cc 2-stroke Rotax engine which is capable of producing power of 2hp @ 3,500 rpm. However, the Kosty 100 scooter did not make any success on the market due to the price was fairly high and managed to produce only 30 units.
1952 Kosty 100 scooter designed by Otto Kauba for a Vienna-based manufacturer owned by Hans H. Kosteletzky. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3dleIMt)
And finally, in 1953, he founded a company of his own and produced a small number of scooters under the Kauba marque. The first scooter called Kauba Lux 98, which was manufactured from its workshop located on Vienna 13, Amaliengasse 4. The Kauba Lux scooter production is still maintaining its-owned design and also using the third parties engines (a 98cc 2-stroke Rotax-Sachs engines) until the end.
1952 Kosty 100 scooter designed by Otto Kauba used a 98cc 2-stroke Rotax engine. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3dleIMt)
The next scooter production is known as the Kauba Lux 2 (only made 7 units) which comes with an almost similar design of the previous model but with a slight difference, such as a slightly higher shield, fully enclosed bodywork, and using a 125cc Rotax-Sachs 2-stroke engine, which is capable of producing power of 5hp @ 5,500 rpm.
1955 Kauba Lux 2 125 used a 125cc 2-stroke Rotax engine which is capable of producing power of 5hp @ 5,500 rpm. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2BlIJhj)
The unusual Kauba Lux 98 scooters were built from 1953 to 1956 with nearly 400 units in total. And at that time these scooters also did not make any success and slowly disappeared without any traces from the market. That's some kind of sad ending.😢

At present, the Kauba scooters are rare items and maybe only can be seen in the museums. We're sorry, due to the video below is not the Kauba scooter, instead of the 1956 Lohner L125.
If the article above is still felt to be inadequate or inaccurate, and or you have any additional information related to this marque, please do not hesitate to let us know through the comments column below this article.

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