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Restored Victoria KR35 Looks More than Sweet

Even though not all the riders and those in connection with the motorcycle world are aware of this at all times, but the motorized two-wheelers are more than a century old. And this means there are thousands or maybe tens of thousands of vintage bikes rotting, forgotten in barns and dusty storages. Not the case of this Victoria K35, restored to a new glorious life by its owner.
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Photo: Basty Bikes
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Victoria was a German brand and they started making motorcycles back in 1901, thus being among the pioneers of the industry. They have been fitting both indigenous and import engines in their frames, until 1934, when the National Socialist party enforced a ban on imported mills.

Victoria then used engines from local manufacturers, such as Columbus (now Horex) and was apparently forced to start developing their own power units. Multiple engine architectures were used, both parallel twin and v-type, while the frames and suspensions got better with time.

In 1958 Victoria merged with DKW and Expres Werke AG to form the Zweirad Union, only to see the end of its history 8 years later, after ZU was taken over by Hercules.

The bike after the jump is allegedly from the 1935-era and was restored in-house by its owner. It is now in running condition and works pretty well.

Via BastyBikes.
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