D Rad 1925 R 04 500 cc 1 cyl sv



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.