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Praga BD 500 1928 500cc 1 cyl dohc Combination


Praga BD 500 1928 500cc 1 cyl dohc Combination

Manufacturer: Praga

Model: BD 500

Year: 1928
Displacement: 499 cc
Cylinder: 1
Engine type: 4-stroke / dohc
Bore / Stroke: 84 x 90 mm
Power: 15hp @ 4400 rpm
Weight: 170 kg
Top Speed: 105 km/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.