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Simson AWO 425 Touring, 1955

Price:
£2500
Date Published:
03 Apr 2011
Location:
Cornwall, UK

AWO (Autowelo) resulted from the reorganisation of industry in Soviet occupied East Germany following the end of WW2. Production of AWO motorcycles began at the old Simson-Supra car factory in Suhl in 1949 with a range of 247cc four-strokes. During the 1950s the name was changed to Simson. Its first introduction - the 247cc 425T - was, not surprisingly, BMW influenced, being an overhead-valve single with inline crankshaft and four-speed shaft drive transmission. The cycle parts comprised a tubular cradle frame equipped with telescopic front fork, plunger rear suspension and 180mm diameter brakes on both wheels. Maximum output was 12bhp at 5,550rpm and the top speed 62mph (100km/h). The bike is from 1955 and in good condition, but not UK registered. Please contact me to discuss details.