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Vintage 1930 M.T. Model 500 JAP 500cc 1 Cylinder Motorcycle Start Up


Graf Matthäus Thun was known in Paris for his involvement with the French marque La Préféré in 1914. The “Motorradwerk Graf Matthäus Thun” was a small motorcycle manufacture in Vienna, Austria.

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This M.T. is equipped with an Amal carburetor, Bosch MagDyno, 150mm diameter front and rear break, Tege seat, lighting set and a Burman 3 speed gearbox.It is an outstanding part of the Austrian motorcycle history comes with a lot of history and is in great shape. This rare 500 JAP runs wonderful.classic-motorcycle.com

History: In 1990 this bike was in possession of Mr. Josef Hofstädter, Guntramsdorf, Austria. At time it has been used regularly and had the old Austrian reg. number “W 11167”. In 2000 Mr. Dr. Bertold Thunn (Matthäus Thun was his grandfather) bought this bike and decide to restore it and display it in a museum in Lower Austria for public viewing.


This bike includes a book (copy) with the complete family history and the history of the company M.T. incl. some models and race results. It comes with many of old pics. of the company and pics. of this bike in unrestored condition of 1990 and 2000.via/read more: classic-motorcycle.com

  • Manufacturer: M.T.
  • Model: 500 JAP
  • Year: 1930
  • Displacement: 486 cc
  • Cylinder: 1 – JAP
  • Engine type: 4-stroke / sv
  • Bore / Stroke: 85 x 85.7 mm
  • Power: 14hp @ 3800 rpm
  • Weight: 145 kg