D-Rad 1924 type “ R 04” 497cc side valve frame# 27.684 engine # 26045
D-Rad motorcycles were produced between 1921 and 1933 by the Berlin-based Deutsche Industriewerke and designed by engineer Christiansen.
The machines were nicknamed “Springboks from Spandau” and constitute the archetype of 1920s German motorcycle design: sturdy, strong and well-built.
This R04 has a 49cc (82×94) unit construction engine, hand –operated three speed gearbox and trailing link front forks with leaf spring suspension.
This machine comes complete with Bosch electric lighting system and passenger seat and is a well-restored example of German motorcycle design.