90 Years of Cabin Motorcycles!
This historic gathering of 12 cabin motorcycles took place outside the Hockenheimring Museum in September 2013.
On the far left is a Mauser from 1922 and next to it is Arnold Wagner's first prototype Ecomobile, with twin cylinder BMW boxer engine, built in 1982.
The next 5 machines are all two-seater production Peraves Ecomobiles but the slightly taller machine with an orange stripe is Arnold Wagner's one-off single seater with turbocharged K1200 motor. The last 4 machines, in black, blue and grey, are all production Peraves Monotracers built from 2008 to 2012.
The gathering was organised by the German magazine Oldtimer Markt and was called 'Krafteiertag' or 'Power Egg Day'.
Both Arnold Wagner and Gustav Prochazka were present and Gustav provided a link to a new video about Jan Anderlé, the Czech cabin motorcycle pioneer who built several Dalnik cabin motorcycles in the 1940s and inspired several other people to build their own machines, including Arnold Wagner himself. See here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9_ux9G82YI
The Hockenheim museum is also the home of one of the famous NSU 'Flying Hammocks' from the 1950s, which can be seen here: http://www.bikeweb.com/node/1818
There are pictures of many other cabin motorcycles, including several Mausers Einspurs and Monotraces, in the historic FFs section here: http://www.bikeweb.com/image/tid/30