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Adler MB250 1954 250cc 2 cyl ts


Adler MB250 1954 250cc 2 cyl ts

Manufacturer: Adler

Model: MB250

Year: 1954
Displacement: 247 cc
Cylinder: 2
Engine type: 2-stroke
Bore / Stroke: 54 x 54 mm
Power: 16hp @ 5600 rpm
Compression Ratio: 5.75:1
Weight: 145 kg
Top Speed: 117 km/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.