1921 400cc ABC twin
The 1919 ABC
The British ABC of 1919 featured some of the most advanced specifications of any motorcycle up to that time. Front and rear suspension, front and rear drum brakes, 4 speed gear box, multi-plate clutch, and tubular double cradle frame. Delightful to ride, quiet and comfortable the ABC found many prospective owners. But tragedy struck the factory and only 2000 were made before the company faded away, the victim of post war inflation and minor teething problems..
1953 125cc IFA – post war copy of DKW RT125
Folowing pics courtesy of Gabriel Iovescu
1957 350cc boxer engined shaft drive two-stroke machine -17 BHP
IFA motorcycles were built post war in communist East Germany in the former DKW factory. Most machines were single cylinder two-strokes although a unique two stroke flat twin with shaft drive was also produced. By 1960 IFA had become MZ.
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