Adler Favorit

   

Make Model.

Adler Favorit

Year

1957 - 60

Engine

2 cylinder, 2 stroke, inline

Capacity

247 cc / 15.1 cub in.

Bore x Stroke

54 x 54 mm

Cooling

Air cooled

Lubrication

Petrol oil mix 25:1

Clutch

Multi plate, wet, cable operated

Starting

Kick start

Battery

6V, 6Ah

Ignition

Magneto

Carburetor

Single Bing carburetor

Exhaust System

Twin, steel, chrome

Max Power

11.8 kW / 16 hp @ 5600rpm

Compression Ratio

1: 6.6

Transmission

4 Speed gearbox housed in engine block, foot gearchange

Final Drive

Chain, fully enclosed

Frame

Double cradle steel frame

Front suspension

Cartridge

Rear suspension

Plunger shock absorbers, adjustable for load and road conditions

Front Tyres

3.25 x 16 in.

Rear Tyres

3.50 x 16 in.

Brakes (front and back)

Drum, 180 mm diameter

Dimensions

Length  1975 mm / 77.8 in.

Width      620 mm / 24.4 in.

Height     950 mm / 37.4 in.

Wheelbase

1257 mm / 49.5 in.

Dry Weight

165 kg / 364 lbs

Fuel Capacity

15 L / 4 US gal

Reserve

3.8 L / 1 US gal

Top Speed

116 km/h / 72 mph

Colours

Black, Blue-Green

Source

Wikipedia, adler-oldtimer.de, adlermorotcycles.com, motorcycleclassics.com, motorcyclopedie.nl

The Favorit is a 250cc twin that was designed as a replacement for the much acclaimed, plunger framed MB250. Released in 1956, the new swinging arm model kicked out 16bhp at 5600rpm giving it a top speed of 73mph, slightly slower than the top of the range, 79mph 18bhp Sprinter model.