1955 Adler MB250
In 1949 Adler was one of the first German Marques to recommence production after WW2. Right up until the end of manufacturing in 1957, it was unapproachable as a maker in 2 stroke motorcycles. In Australia, Adler was quite expensive against the popular British marques such as BSA, Matchless, Triumph and Norton however it could more than hold its own on the highway with a top speed of 75mph and exceptional handling around town thanks to its low centre of gravity in thanks to the engines placement.
The Adler’s advantage came from adjustable rear suspension, race-proven leading link front suspension, low centre of gravity and a highly developed 250cc two stoke twin engine which was well ahead of its time in quality and construction that was second to none. Extra features included a steering head lock, compact one-piece design of the engine, gearbox and carburettor, fully enclosed chain, front and rear interchangeable wheels, adjustable headlight levelling system in case of a second passenger and a four-speed gearbox (with neutral at the bottom and all gear upwards). These extra features set Adler motorcycles well ahead of the competition.
This particular Adler is believed to be Australian delivered with few owners from new. The bike is in general good patinaed condition however will require mechanical recommissioning to get back on the road. Adler motorcycles are seldom seen in Australia making for something different for the avid collector.
1955 Adler M250
Engine: 247cc 2 cylinder, 2 stroke aircooled
VIN: 306849 (Frame Number)