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German re-motorisation after WW II in most cases started with the purchase of a motorbike. Several bikes from 1949 - 1955 can be seen here on display inside Auto- und Uhrenwelt, Schramberg, Black Forest.

Horex Regina was a one-cylinder bike which was available with three different cylinder capacities of 250, 350 and 400 ccm and respective powers of 17, 19,5 or 22 HP, the latter leading to vmax = 130 km/h. The bike was perfectly suitable for mounting a side car, giving the lady or some other passenger at least some amount of comfort. From the street version, a race version with 32 HP and vmax = 175 km/h was developed, powered with alcohol instead of petrol.

In the background: two other Horex engines and a green Zündapp bike with side car, probably the KS 601.

The upcoming of affordable cars, especially VW Beetle, marked the end of the post-war bike boom.

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Additional Photos by Sven Erich Czernik (Energysavingelk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 401 W: 1 N: 1190] (5311)
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