Ca. 1925 D-Rad R 04 500cc side valve frame 7439 engine 15930
D-Rad motorcycles were produced between 1921 and 1933 by the Berlin-Based Deutsche Industriewerke and designed by the engineer Christiansen.
The machines were nicknamed “Springboks from Spandau” and constitute the archetype of 1920’s German motorcycle design: sturdy, strong and well-built.
This R04 has a 497 (82×94) unit construction engine, hand –operated three speed gearbox and trailing link front forks with leaf spring suspension.
The slender tank shape gives the machine elegant looks.
This machine is a well-restored example of German motorcycle design.