World best motorcycles by Barbara Cryton

Motorcycles of the USA: Harley Davidson WLA 42. Lomakov Museum of Oldtimer Cars and Motorcycles, Moscow

Motorcycles of the USA: Harley Davidson WLA 42. Lomakov Museum of Oldtimer Cars and Motorcycles, Moscow

Country of origin: USA (exported to the USSR and the allied countries by the lend-leasee program)

Total production: about 80 thousand units

Power: 24.5 hp

Speed: up to 200 km / h

Weight: 220 kg

Fuel consumption: 5-11 liters per 100 km

Engine: four-stroke, V (45 degrees), …

More
World best motorcycles by Barbara Cryton

Motorcycles of the USSR: IZH-49. Made in 1956. Lomakov Museum of Oldtimer Cars and Motorcycles, Moscow

Motorcycles of the USSR: IZH-49. Made in 1956. Index 49 means the year of production start of this model. The prototype of the motorcycle is German DKW SS 350 (model 1939). This motorcycle is in its original state (with all original documents).

Lomakov Museum of Oldtimer Cars and Motorcycles, Moscow

Speed: 95 km / h

Power: 11.5 hp

Weight: …

More
World best motorcycles by Barbara Cryton

Escort motorcycles of the USSR: KMZ M-14 Dnepr. Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Russia

Escort motorcycles of the USSR: KMZ M-14 Dnepr. The history of escort motorcycles began at the KMZ in 1956, when Kiev motos began to be used for the escort of the Kremlin government delegations. In 1978, the first installment of 25 special motocycles was manufactured.

Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Russia

Years of production: 1979-1993

Country of …

More
World best motorcycles by Barbara Cryton

Motorcycles of Czechoslovakia: Jawa 350 OGAR. Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Russia

Motorcycles of Czechoslovakia: Jawa 350 OGAR. Since 1947, the two-stroke two-cylinder Jawa 350 has been launched into the series. The chassis of both motorcycles was identical, but the OGAR version was produced at the former Autfit plant, which built motorcycles OGAR. In 1948 the plant became part of Jawa. The motorcycle was first sold under …

More
World best motorcycles by Barbara Cryton

The military motorcycle Zündapp KS 750 Sahara. Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Russia

Military motorcycles of Germany: Zündapp KS 750 Sahara. Based on an ingenious rigid frame design and incorporating many unique and refined features, after entering service in 1941 this sophisticated motorcycle served on all the major German battlefronts, and thanks to its versatility and ruggedness it was extensively used in a variety of roles. Actively used …

More
World best motorcycles by Barbara Cryton

Motorcycles of Great Britain: BSA model A7. The motorcycle was designed in the office of Val Page, Herbert Parker and Munro

Motorcycles of Great Britain: BSA model A7. The motorcycle was designed in the office of Val Page, Herbert Parker and Munro. The model was the first bike with a two-cylinder engine and was ready for production in 1939. After the outbreak of the Second World War, production switched to the creation of new models for …

More
World best motorcycles by Barbara Cryton

Motorcycles of the USA: Harley – Davidson model B (30 cc). Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Russia

Motorcycles of the USA: Harley – Davidson model B (30 cc). In 1930, the company “Harley-Davidson” developed model “B”, which at the same time replaced many older models. By 1932 the model was “brought to mind”, free of numerous technological mistakes (including principal) – a new flywheel and clutch. The Big Twin engine produced 30 …

More