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Kieft were mopeds and scooters produced by the German Hercules
firm and assembled by Kieft in Wolverhampton, from 1955 to 1957.
1955-1956 These machines were typical of the decade. The moped had a Sachs
two-stroke, two-speed engine unit hung from a pressed-steel, spine frame.
There was no rear suspension, but it had rubber in torsion to the front
wheel. The scooter had a 191cc Sachs
engine, four speeds, electric start and typical bodywork.
1957 The range was extended and two scooters were added. These had 147cc
or 197cc Villiers
engines. The original moped was joined by one with rear suspension. There
was also a Hercules [motorcycle with a 200cc Ilo
engine. During the year, the Sport model moped was added, but this
was more of a motorcycle as it had three speeds. In the September of that
year, distribution shifted to BP
Scooters of Wolverhampton and the machines were then sold under the