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Friday, September 11, 2020

Did you know the Flandria ever had a scooter model?

Currently, we are still in Belgium, which turns out to still have other stories about unique scooters that have been made by this country manufacturer, apart from the Aldimi Prince de Liège scooter. Well, this time we will discuss the scooters that have been made by Flandria, a brand owned by a Belgium well-known manufacturer which originated from a blacksmith workshop located in Zedelgem near Bruges owned and managed by the Claeys family since the 19th century.
Flandria Fabrina scooter model produced from 1954 to 1960 and uses a 175cc 2-stroke single-cylinder JLO engine coupled with a 4-speed manual transmission system. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2RbHmGg)
This family business continued to grow rapidly until in the early 20th century, Leon Claeys formed an independent company that produced agricultural machinery with hundreds of employees. And in 1910 the company started producing bicycles and managed to sell more than 250,000 units by 1927.

Meanwhile, the manufacture of motorcycles began in 1933 by building the first four motorbike prototypes with the JAP OHV 500cc engine, but it was never produced. Shortly after the 2nd World War ended, the Belgian manufacturer decided to start making mopeds in addition to motorcycle production. And since then many models of two-wheeled vehicles (mopeds, motorbikes, and scooters) have been produced by the Zedelgem-based company.
1961 Flandria Kingline De Luxe. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/35j1aA0)
As quoted by Cybermotorcycle, the Flandria was one of the biggest motorcycle, moped, and bicycle companies in Belgium. It was a Claeys family business but they made a lot of other things (stoves, children's three-wheelers, buggies, invalid cars, scooters, and even a prototype car. They delivered all over Europe, also the north of Africa, and the US.
1962 Flandria Amazone. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3ihMZ1K)
During its production period, Flandria produces many moped and motorcycle models included Amazone, Galet Luxe 2T, Velomatic, Floride, Princesse, Caravelle, Mirage, Comet, King, Parisienne, Sportif, Ultra Sport, Atlas, Record, etc.
1962 Flandria Record V. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2ZmHlUu)
Especially for the scooter model, Flandria started making it in 1954 which was named Flandria Fabrina. As quoted from OTTW.ES, this scooter model uses a 175cc 2-stroke single-cylinder JLO engine coupled with a 4-speed manual transmission system. And it is likely that this is the only scooter model had ever produced by this Belgium company.
1964 Flandria Ultra Sport. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3bMSAuE)
The physical appearance of the scooter, which was reportedly produced from 1954 to 1960, looks like a combination of Italian designs using a German-made engine. Yes, on the front it looks similar to the Lambretta scooter model with a large-sized headlight attached to the front shield. While the rear look like a Lambretta scootasp-tail such as the Vespa scooter model.

Unfortunately, there is not much information that we can collect about these Flandria Fabrina scooters, so it is not known how many scooters had been produced by Belgium manufacturer. Besides, there is only one picture of the Fabrina scooter model that we can get from several sites on the internet.😓
1965 Flandria King. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/329zueY)
That's it, and if the article above is still considered inadequate or inaccurate, or if you have additional information related to this unique scooter, 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 | CYBERMOTORCYCLE.COM | OTTW.ES | WIKIPEDIA]
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