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Monday, June 29, 2020

Look the uniqueness Czechoslovakia-made scooters

After some time ago, we have been discussed how unique a police motorbike named Jawa 350 type 354 'Nanuk' from Czechoslovakia or now known as 2 countries namely the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Now on this occasion, once again we going to discuss the stories about some other unique scooters that were made by this Czechoslovakian manufacturer.
Jawa Manet S100 (left), Jawa Tatran S125 (middle), and Čezeta Type 501 or Jawa Boheme (right). (All pictures from: https://bit.ly/31n2bF and redrawn by EKA)
Indeed, when we talk about classic scooters from this country, certainly it can not be separated from the two well-known manufacturers of this country, namely Jawa and Čezeta to follow the trend as the other manufacturers from ItalyBritain, Germany, and other countries at the time.

1. Jawa (Jawa Týnec nad Sázavou)
This Czechoslovakia motorcycle manufacturer known besides marketing the ČezetaType 501 scooter under a model named Jawa Boheme, it turns out the company has also produced several scooter models that use smaller engines and are named Jawa Manet and Jawa Tatran.

The first scooter of this manufacturer to be discussed is Jawa Manet. And the name of the scooter was first used by the company on a 90cc engined motorbike produced in 1947 known as Jawa Manet 90. And eleven years later to be exact in 1958 the Jawa Manet S100 scooter was produced until 1967.
The ČezetaType 501 scooter was also marketed by Jawa under a model named 'Jawa Boheme' (with sidecars). (Picture from: https://bit.ly/31lTZVM)
This classic scooter at a glance has a similar appearance to the German's scooter DKW Hobby but has been equipped with quite advanced features for the time, such as electric starter, turn signal and hydraulic telescopic suspension in front while the rear suspension applied a swing with spring elements to support a pair of tires attached to 14-inches sized spoke-rims.
Jawa Manet S100 relies on a 98cc single-cylinder engine able to spew power of 5 horsepower. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3eJ9Wcu)
And as its drivetrain, this scooter relies on a 98cc single-cylinder engine which is capable of producing power of about 5 horsepower (3.7 kW), so as to be able to bring it to run to a top speed of around 70 kph.
After that, the Manet S125 model was produced in a short time starting in 1964 with the same exterior appearance as the S100 model but using a slightly larger engine, which is a 125cc air-cooled engine which is capable of producing about 7 horsepower (5.5 kW) so that can make it run-up to a top speed of around 85 kph. In addition, the Manet S125 muffler is mounted on the right side.
Jawa Tatran S125 uses a 125cc air-cooled engine that is capable of producing about 7 horsepower(Picture from: https://bit.ly/3eJ9Wcu)
And this Manet S125 scooter model is actually a transition model from Manet S100 to Tatran S125. So the production of the Tatran S125 model practically began at the same time as the Manet S125, with the significant change could be seen being the rectangular design on the front and rear fenders. But this scooter uses the same engine as the Manet S125 model.
In addition, the Tatran also features a high beam signal and improved turn signals and taillights. The Tatran S125 scooter production process ended in 1969, which also ended the production of scooters in Povazské Strojárne.😢

2. Čezeta (Česká zbrojovka Strakonice)
This Prague-based motorcycles and scooters manufacturer began production from 1935 to 1997. The first scooter of this company was the Čezeta Type 501 which was produced from 1957 to 1964. The futuristic Čezeta scooter owed its unusual appearance to the fact that its bulbous fuel tank was located above the front wheel.
Čezeta Type 501 uses a 171.8cc single-cylinder two-stroke engine. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3eIS9SJ)
The Type 501 scooter is Čezeta’s first scooter and then followed with the next model Type 502, with a unique design that was very popular among youngsters: the long seat is perfect to carry two persons. At 2 meters the 'torpedo-like' scooter is much longer than regular scooters in those days, holding a pretty large luggage compartment since the fuel tank is located above the front wheel. It powered by a 171.8cc single-cylinder two-stroke engine, and the Čezeta Type 501 scooter was also marketed as a Jawa under the 'Boheme' model name.
Čezeta Type 502 with a unique 'torpedo-shaped' in front and much longer than regular scooters in those days(Picture from: https://bit.ly/2YGRzPV)
There was even a three-wheeler version called the Čezeta Type 505 which was available with a variety of commercial bodies. While in some other time, there a classic scooter Čezeta Type 506 has emerged that has increased its propulsion, was at first the scooter using a conventional gasoline engine drive and then changed totally to an electric motor. If U wanna see it, let's jump to here.
Čezeta Type 505 three-wheeler was available with a variety of commercial bodies. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2YGRzPV)
Meanwhile, the sales numbers of all of those scooters mentioned above have never achieved success in the global market such as the scooters made in the Italian manufacturer like Piaggio, and Innocenti. Because this scooter was only sold in the eastern block countries at the time. As was known together the political order in Europe and the world at that time seemed to be divided into 2 great blocks, namely the west and east blocks. So it is not surprising if then the population of scooters made in Czechoslovakia are more widely circulated in eastern block countries and rarely found in other parts of the world.
And if the article above is still considered inadequate or inaccurate, or if you have additional information related to this marque, please don't hesitate to let us know via 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 | GOOGLE BOOK | SKUTERMANET.SK | DATABIKES.COM]
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