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Victoria Bergmeister 1954 347cc 2 cyl ohv


Victoria Bergmeister 1954 347cc 2 cyl ohv

Manufacturer: Victoria

Model: Bergmeister / V35

Year: 1954
Displacement: 347 cc
Cylinder: 2 / V-twin
Engine type: 4-stroke / ohv
Bore / Stroke: 64 x 54 mm
Power: 21hp @ 6.350 rpm
Compression Ratio: 1 : 7.5
Weight: 177 kg
Top Speed: 130 km/h
Production years: 1953 - 1955
Units: c.5.000

Frame number: 2955
Engine number: 2212

Founded in Nürnberg, Germany in 1886, bicycle-maker Victoria added motorcycle manufacturing to its portfolio towards the end of the 19th Century. The firm used proprietary engines initially before acquiring the means to make its own in the late 1920s. Small-capacity two-strokes formed the mainstay of production immediately after WW2 and then in 1951 Victoria announced its first four-stroke model of the post-war era: the V35 Bergmeister (Mountain Master) though a lengthy and expensive development process mean that deliveries were delayed for a couple of years. Designed by Richard Küchen, the V35 was powered by a transversely mounted v-twin engine, and featured shaft final drive, and an unusual four-speed, chain-and-sprockets transmission (there are no gears in the 'gearbox') an arrangement Küchen had used while employed by Zündapp in the early 1930s. Modern for the times, the V35 boasted plunger rear suspension, a telescopic front fork, and excellent full-width alloy brakes.

This Victoria with her 64 ° V-twin presents itself in the old glory. The toolbox at the rear right is available and will be handed over with the motorcycle. The machine runs fine and has an unmistakable V2 sound.