Praga BD 500 1928 500cc 1 cyl dohc Combination                      sold

    Praga BD 500 1928 500cc 1 cyl dohc Combination

    Manufacturer: Praga
    Model: BD 500 Combination
    Year: 1928
    Displacement: 499cc
    Engine type: 4-stroke / dohc
    Cylinders: 1
    Bore/stroke: 84x90mm
    Power: 15hp@4400rpm

    Weight: 170kg
    Fuel consumption: 3,5l/100km
    Top speed: 105km/h

    Frame number: 1274
    Engine number: 1274

    Praga was a famous car maker in pre-war Czechoslovakia who, in 1929, took over the under-capitalized BD motorcycle works, thereafter re-naming the range ‘Praga BD’. BD stood for Breitfeld and Danek who had made the absolutely superb, J. F. Koch – designed ‘double-knocker’ twin-overhead-camshaft, 84 mm x 90 mm, unit-construction single, so good that it had great success in most branches of motor cycle sport, despite being produced in the relatively small numbers associated with such high-end engines. This unit was mounted in a robust and up to date chassis, the whole being carefully made and well-equipped. Praga themselves ceased production in 1935 making them rare items. 

    This gorgeous combination is restored to high standard. This bike comes complete with a lighting system, Bosch magdyno and a Favorit sidecar. It´s 500cc DOHC engine runs fine.

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