AERMACCHI Chimera 250 motorcycle

THE FUTURISTIC AERMACCHI CHIMERA caused a sensation when it was launched at the 1956 Milan show. Under the easily removable alloy and pressed-steel bodywork was some slick engineering. The o.h.v. engine had a horizontal cylinder and was available first in 175 and then 250cc capacities. The frame was a tubular…

Continue reading

ACE motorcycle

THE ACE WAS DESIGNED by William G. Henderson after he left the Henderson company in 1919. The new machine followed the style of the Henderson, with the i.o.e. engine mounted in line with the wheels. There was a three-speed, hand-operated gearbox, and final drive was by chain. The front forks…

Continue reading

ADLER MB200 motorcycle

ADLER REENTERED THE MOTORCYCLE market in 1949 after a gap of over 40 years. The new machines were lightweight, two-stroke singles. In 1951 a 195cc twin was added to its expanding line. The new model was the M200. A 250 version was also produced from 1952. To achieve the 247cc…

Continue reading

ABC motorcycle

THE ACE WAS DESIGNED by William G. Henderson after he left the Henderson company in 1919. The new machine followed the style of the Henderson, with the i.o.e. engine mounted in line with the wheels. There was a three-speed, hand-operated gearbox, and final drive was by chain. The front forks…

Continue reading