Adler M100 Chessie’s Tales…

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Adler M 100

Adler Motorcycles, German

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The Adler motorcycle…never heard of it? OK…unless your a huge buff digging for any and all information on motorcycle…you wouldn’t have of this bike!

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The Adler started as a bicycle plant in 1886…by the company also started typewriters…

You can find the Adler in machines today… Royal…Adler… how them apples?

It wasn’t 1902 the first motorcycle off the plant floor. Unfortunately, the of this motorcycle was short always the progressive company, the upcoming potential of the automobile, already had the factory tooled to the automobile (1900), Adler quit the motorcycle business in build upon their typewriters, and bicycles.

Photo:Mr. Cranky

The Adler engine actually was a brain that sprouted forth their automobile engine. The was a small 2.5HP single, both valves side by in the front of the cylinder block, breather inlet was opened by

By 1907 the side by side design had been replaced by the popular design of the day…the over the exhaust valve still using the suction breather inlet. There eight models in the 1907 could still buy a 2.5 as well as the 3HP but the new V-Twin models boasted not the 3HP…but a lively 4HP as well!You heard of the Bosch ignition right? Well Adler you the option of a Bosch Magneto or a coil ignition.


M200 Design

You also order your to made with forecar a trades men’s box, and a looking sidecar with a seat.

Alas…by the end of 1907…Adler themselves from the motorcycle business. Leaving only and NSU as German Motorcycle makers.


Adler concentrated on typewriters,bicycles and cars until World War II. (1945, I know one of pictures states 1939 on still checking out facts on one) At the end of that war, the forces (military government limited motorcycle designs to Herman Friedrich, Adler’s director and chief engineer, to accept the challenge…as with manufacturing plants of that would not be alone in rebuilding his for such and endeavor.


“Adler Rennmaschine”

Adler M 100

vision for this new motorcycle would toss out the bicycle frames. He saw his machines with powerful and reliable engines in an up to date frame. His machine be comfortable to ride…as well as


By 1949 the Allied had been lifted. Adler out with a motorcycle sporting a conventional 98cc two … known as the Adler M100.

The engine boasted the Schnurle This machine also with a three speed kick start pedal, and boards.

Photo:bayernernst Adler

The sales for the Adler M100 not what could be called luster”, nor was the public knocking the doors to buy one of these. That went to NSU Fox, with 98cc OHV four … and it’s cantilevered swing

In order to compete, Adler was to enlarge their fleet. the Frankfort Motorcycle Show in October 1951, the company had three new models to their M125 (a bigger version of the with a braking HP of 5.5.

Now imagine, if you will…the M200,the modern twin cylinder 2 In order to outdo the rest of the builders…and to enlarge the customer Friedrich and his engine man, Dozekal designed a risky new were after all currently with the likes of DKW and others. to the M100′s 121 pounds…the heavy champion of the Adler line in at a hefty 297 pounds!


the 1950′s Adler continued to be the of design…from front forks to a new arm design…Adler continued to vie for attention.

was also responsible for a new gear box for the lower end…ingenious design precision gears that seamlessly together from half of the case.

Unfortunately, by 1955, Europe was an economic downturn…and by 1957, bought out the Frankfort Adler Ending an exciting era in German

Adler M 100
Adler M 100

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