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Schouwer Online

German Scooters and Motorcycles, and Italian and Spanish NSU derivatives.

An archive of a motorcycle site devoted to German machines

Hartmut Schouwer of Germany

Site formerly at schouwer-online.de

Sections of the site are still available via the wayback machine

If the owner would care to make contact an equitable arrangement can be established.

Archives of the original pages are available at:

Information posted on cybermotorcycle.com from the original site includes:

  • Bernardi - ein italienisches Motorrad mit NSU Max Motor
  • Caproni-Vizzola (Italien)
  • Lube-NSU (Spanien)
  • Killinger & Freund, Deutschland 1938, Motorrad-Prototyp mit Vorderradantrieb (!)
  • Bastert Einspurauto, seltener Motorroller-Luxusliner aus den 50er Jahren
  • Hoffmann-Vespa
  • Kroboth
  • NSU Maxima, Deutschland 1960, Versuch von NSU, die erfolgreiche Max-Technik in einen Motorroller zu verpflanzen
  • Brütsch Kleinwagen: Mopetta, Zwerg, Rollera, Bussard, Pfeil und V-2
  • Pinguin Kleinwagen, gebaut wurden nur wenige Exemplare
  • Con-NSU by Vok and Macola (Padova).

Additionally, there are many historical notes which Hartmut very kindly supplied via email prior to his site going offline.

About the Archives

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In the case of missing images and media, replacements are installed as they are discovered. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

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