Motorcycle Classics

Münch Mammoth Creator Friedel Münch Dies at Age 87

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Friedel Munch on a fuel-injected Munch Mammoth TTS-E sometime in the early 1970s. Photo courtesy Otto Hoffman.

Friedel Münch, the creative genius behind the iconic and evocative Münch Mammoth, passed away April 26, 2014, after a lengthy illness. Born in Dorn-Assenheim, Germany, on February 6, 1927, Münch’s love of motorcycles led him to work with Horex motorcycles. When Horex ceased production in the late 1950s, Münch started building his own Horex-based specials. His most famous creation, the Münch Mammoth – Mammut in German – utilized a 996cc 4-cylinder air-cooled overhead cam NSU engine originally designed for the NSU Prinz car. Considered outrageous in their day, surviving Münch Mammoths are today highly collectible.

Read more about the Münch Mammoth here.

  • Published on May 1, 2014
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