Tuesday, June 10, 2008

DDR - Simson

And finally I write about my motorbike.

Of course it isn't a new one, it's from '88, almost the same age as me.

Unfortunately I don't have picure of mine, 'cause I didn't take pics to my laptop from home, but there are lots of nice bikes in the Simson Klub Hungary's site, this one looks nearly the same.

The name of the model is exactly Simson S51, it has a 50ccm two-stroke engine what has 3,7 HP and 5Nm torque. It's not too much, but enough for a small bike like this (80kg), the maximum speed is about 70 km/h - but there are lots of tuned machines about 8-10 HP, what can make a surprise for other scooters :)

This is the most famous Simson, the Schwalbe.

And this custom bike is one of my favourites

Saturday, June 7, 2008

DDR - Trabant

Till now, I was mostly writing about fast and sporty cars, but this time not!

In Eastern Germany, during the socialism, a lot of car were made, which are mostly unknown for people from "The West", I would like to introduce theese great cars, starting with Trabant

A few years ago tousands of Trabants were on the streets, but nowdays mostly vintage car collectors have them. It was made with two-stroke engine, this gives the unmistakeable sound.

There was of course rally version too

It's a very popular car in Hungary as well, in every year there is a rally between Budapest and Bamako, and there are people, who go with Trabi

It's a good fun to go Trabant Club meetings, we can see a lot of interesting "pimped out" automobile :)

Or military style

This 601 didn't survive the history...


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