Adler MB250 1954 250cc 2 cyl ts                          sold

    Adler MB250 1954 250cc 2 cyl ts

    Manufacturer: Adler
    Model: MB250
    Year: 1954
    Capacity: 247cc
    Engine type: 2-stroke
    Cylinders: 2
    Power: 16hp@5600rpm
    Bore/stroke: 54x54mm
    Compression ratio: 1:5.75
    Weight: 145kg
    Top speed: 117km/h

    Frame number: 305214
    Engine number: 305214

    Heinrich Kleyer was the first to manufacture typewriters in Germany. He started in 1898 in Frankfurt and eventually built his Adler company – German for eagle – into something of an engineering powerhouse. Adler followed typewriters – his revolutionary Model No. 7 acquired legendary status before the word digital ever reached a dictionary - with bicycles, automobiles and motorcycles. Post WW II motor car manufacture was not resumed but in 1949 motorcycle production restarted which soon led to the Adler MB250, a high quality, two-stroke machine whose design features were then given to BSA as part of the Allies' war reparations program; BSA used some of the Adler design concepts in the Ariel Arrow and Leader models. Soon Suzuki and Yamaha took notice, too. Meanwhile Adler focused on all kinds of other office equipment, too is bought by Grundig, merged with the (German) Triumph typewriter company to form Trumf-Adler, then taken over by Olivetti. Motorcycle manufacture ends in 1956.

    This bike has been restored recently to high standard. 

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