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Tornax U60 1938 600cc One Cyl Combination


This bike has been restored with many of love years ago. This beauty was part at some vintage events and won many 1 st prices. All is recorded in the history. 6 pieces of model Tornax U60 are known in Germany. It comes with a lot pictures before/during and after the restoration and runs fine.

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Tornax was a motorcycle manufacturer in Wuppertal, Germany. Tornax built its first motorcycle in 1926. This was the model I-26, which has a 600 cc single-cylinder side-valve engine imported from JAP in London, England producing 15 bhp.Displacement: 600 ccm.Cylinder: 1.Engine type: 4-stroke / sv.Bore / Stroke: 80 x 117.50 mm.Power: 18hp @ 4750 RPM.

In 1937 the company added further ILO-engined two-stroke singles of 200 cc and 250 cc. During the Second World War Tornax reduced its range to one model, the K 125 with a 125 cc ILO engine. All Tornax motorcycle production stopped in 1941, and the factory was destroyed by Allied bombing in March 1945. In 1948 Tornax resumed K 125 production.


It steadily expanded its range with larger single-cylinder two-stroke ILO engines, culminating in 1953 with a twin-cylinder model, the Z-250 Schwarze Josephine (“Black Josephine”) which has a two-stroke ILO-engine producing 15 bhp (11 kW). In 1954 Tornax built its first four-stroke models since 1939: the V 250 and SV 250. These have unit construction 250 cc engines from Opti in Essen, mounted in a frame that has swinging-arm rear suspension and typically German Earles front fork. Tornax ceased motorcycle production in 1955. The company’s total production in its 29-year existence was about 50,000 vehicles.