Home WORLD Ardie RBU 505 Kamerad 1935 500cc Vintage Motorcycle

Ardie RBU 505 Kamerad 1935 500cc Vintage Motorcycle


This Ardie RBU 505 combination is a older restoration. This Ardie is equipped with a Bing carburetor and a complete lightning system. The motorcycle and sidecar is a real eye catcher for enthusiasts. The motorcycle runs well.

image: classic-motorcycle.com

Ardie motorcycles were produced in Nurnberg in Germany between 1919 and 1958. The first 305cc two-stroke motorcycles had round and red gas tanks, so they were nicknamed “Minimaxes” after a fire extinguisher brand. Later they built 348cc two-strokers.

1922 the man who founded the Ardie factory, Arno Dietrich, died during a test ride. In the middle of the twenties they switched to 347cc-990cc JAP engines, among them 347, 498 and 990 V-2-ohv racing models. Drivers like Georg Thumshirn, Darl Dobberkau and Gerd in der Elst were very successful with Ardie racers. Many models with own and Sachs, Sturmey-Archer, Bark and Kuchen 123, 173, 198 and 500cc engines were built in the following years.


After World War II the factory built motorcycles with their own cross-flow two-stroke engines designed by Dr. Noack with displacements of 124, 172, 194, 246 and 344 cc. The larger engines were twn cylinder parallel two-strokes. Some of these engines were supplied to other manufacturers, including the Swedish Monark factory. In the final years Ardie belonged to the Durkopp factory.

Previous articlesMOTION Electronically Controlled Active Suspension
Next articleNissan NV 2500 With Pop Top Adventure Rig For Family Of Six