Saturday, 20 October 2012

Featured Bike - Adler MB250

This is an Adler MB250 from the mid/late 50's photographed at the Biggar show in 2007. The bike is a 250cc two stroke twin manufactured in West Germany between 1949 and 1958. It was the basis for the Ariel Arrow/Leader and, more importantly, the Yamaha YD1 in 1957 that would eventually lead to the hooligan two strokes like the RD350 I owned in the mid 70's.

Adler MB250

Yamaha YD1

Yamaha RD350


  1. Hello Bernie from the 'Adler to Zundapp Club' just a bit of correction the picture you are showing is a Adler 250 'Favorit' from 1957/58 the MB Adler had plunger rear suspension.

    1. Thanks for the correction. It's not a marque I know much about.