Motorbike Blog

Mars (MA) Motorcycles (Germany 1903-1957)

Posted by Howard Trott on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Under: German Motorcycles
Mars built Fafnir and Zedel-engined motorcycles before World War One, but was most famous for the 986cc (6cu in) white Mars of 1920.

'Mars' motorcycle by Claus Franzenberg, design of 1920 , year of construction 1926, manufacturer: Mars-Werke, Nuremberg.



The big flat-twin engine was supplied by Maybach and there was a two-speed gearbox and leg guards. German inflation killed it, but Mars was revived as MA with a variety of bought-in engines, concentrating in the 1930's on Sachs-powered mopeds and clip-ons. Despite being called the 'White Mars' the motorcycles were also available in red and green.

It used Sachs engines of up to 198cc/12cu inches up to the end for its well made lightweights and mopeds.  

In : German Motorcycles 


Tags: mars motorcycles  german motorcycle  motorbikes   

Categories

Owner Spartan Motorcycle Couriers
I have been riding motorcycles for over 30 years and still get a buzz every time I get on one. Enjoy the blog and ride safe.

 If you would like your motorcycle related article published on this page, please email it to me. If it's suitable it will appear in the Guest Motorcycle Articles Category.

All rights reserved. Spartan Motorcycle Couriers. 2013.