Date of Manufacture: 1953
Engine Size: 200CC
Like so many of the early motorcycle companies, Adler began making bicycles in 1886 but also started to produce typewriters in 1895. The first motorcycle rolled out of the plant in 1902 but was a short lived production cycle of only a few years. The automobile was becoming the new style in transport causing Adler to delve into car production with the release of their first car in 1900. From the end of the first decade until the late forties, Adler concentrated its efforts on bicycles, typewriters and automobiles.
Forty years later Adler once again revived their motorcycle production to help meet the public's need for affordable transportation. The Adler soon had a good reputation for a comfortable ride with its front and rear suspension and solid frame. The company had some success in the area of competition as well, especially in endurance racing.
Early years in the plant's motorcycle history produced small engined singles which led to the twin cylinder M200. Later the M250 was Adler's best seller which caught the attention of other bike manufacturers and inspired motorcycles built by Ariel and Yamaha.
Adler was acquired by electrical giant Grundig in 1958 and motorcycle production ceased later that year.
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