Barber's Best

A virtual tour of the classic motorcycle collection on display at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala.

Add to My MSN

1948 Imme R100

7/26/2012 10:07:32 AM

Tags:

 1948 Imme R100 

1948 Imme R100

Country: Germany
Engine: Air-cooled, single cylinder two-stroke
Ignition: Flywheel magneto
Power Rating: 4.5bhp @ 5,800rpm
Bore x Stroke: 52 x47mm
Displacement: 99.8cc
Fuel System: Bing carburetor
Transmission: 3-speed, no neutral
Suspension: Front spring fork, rear pivoting fork
Brakes: Front and rear drum
Weight: 145lb.
Production: 12,000 from 1948-1951

1948 Imme R100 

This innovative machine was designed by German engineer Norbert Reidel, who also built a high rpm starter engine for the Messerschmitt ME262 jet fighter plane. The U.S. military needed his talents and set him up in a factory with machine tools, not easy in post-war Germany. Reidel also designed and built this bike, using the minimum amount of material in doing so. The rear suspension arm doubles as the exhaust pipe and the steel tubing used in the construction is all the same diameter, such was the shortage of raw amterial. "Imme" translates to "bee."

1948 Imme R100 



Related Content

MidAmerica Auctions at Motorcyclepedia Museum

MidAmerica Auctions Presents the Premier Motorcyclepedia Museums Spring Festival and Antique Motorcy...

Clean Aluminum Engine Block on BMW R75

Tips for polishing an aluminum engine block on a BMW R75/7.

1976 Konig 500

A 1976 Konig 500 motorcycle at the Barber Motorsports Museum in Birmingham, Ala.

Found on eBay: 1977 BMW R100RS

We've always thought that the R100RS is one of BMW's most appealing designs, and it's definately one...

Content Tools




Post a comment below.

 



The sound and the fury: celebrate the machines that changed the world!
First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
 

Motorcycle Classics is America's premier magazine for collectors and enthusiasts, dreamers and restorers, newcomers and life long motorheads who love the sound and the beauty of classic bikes. Every issue  delivers exciting and evocative articles and photographs of the most brilliant, unusual and popular motorcycles ever made!

Save Even More Money with our RALLY-RATE plan!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our RALLY-RATE automatic renewal savings plan. You save an additional $4.95 and get 6 issues of Motorcycle Classics for only $24.95 (USA only).

Or, Bill Me Later and I'll pay just $29.95 for a one year subscription!