Adler M100

 

   

Make Model

Adler M 100

Year

1949 - 56

Production

35 000 units

Engine

1 cylinder, 2 stroke

Capacity

98 cc / 6 cub in.

Bore x Stroke

50 x 50 mm

Cooling

Air cooled

Lubrication

Petrol oil mix 25:1

Clutch

Multi plate, wet, cable operated

Starting

Kick start

Ignition

Magneto

Carburetor

Single built into block

Exhaust System

Single, steel and crome

Max Power

3 kW / 4.1 hp

Compression Ratio

1: 5.75

Transmission

3 Speed gearbox

Final Drive

Chain

Frame

Double cradle steel frame

Front suspension

Leading link

Rear suspension

Twon shock, plunger

Brake

Drum, 125 mm

Dimensions

Length  1900 mm / 74.8 in.

Width      650 mm / 25.6 in.

Height     865 mm / 34.1 in.

Dry Weight

55 kg / 121 lbs

Fuel Capacity

7 L / 1.8 US gal

Top Speed

70 km/h / 43.5 mph

Colours

Black with gold striping / Red with gold striping

Source

Wikipedia, Manxnorton.com, Moto-catalog.org, Chesshirecat Worldpress

By 1949 the Allied restrictions had been lifted. Adler came out with a motorcycle sporting a rather conventional 98cc two stroke engine, known as the Adler M100.

The engine boasted the Schnurle Loop-scavenge. This machine also came with a three speed transmission, kick start pedal, and running boards.

The sales for the Adler M100 were not what could be called “lack luster”, nor was the public knocking down the doors to buy one of these. That honor went to NSU Fox, with it’s 98cc OHV four stroke engine and it’s cantilevered swing arm.

In order to compete, Adler was forced to enlarge their fleet. When the Frankfort Motorcycle Show opened in October 1951, the company had added three new models to their stable - the M125 (a bigger version of the 98cc with a braking HP of 5.5.

Now imagine, if you will…the M200,the first modern twin cylinder 2 stroke. In order to outdo the rest of the motorcycle builders and to enlarge the customer base, Friedrich and his engine man, Felix Dozekal designed a risky new engine - they were after all currently competing with the likes of DKW and others. Compared to the M100′s 121 pounds…the heavy weight champion of the Adler line weighed in at a hefty 297 pounds!