Komet ca. 1902 1 HP ca. 100 cc two stroke cycle motor
Komet motorcycles were produced between 1902 and 1905 in Dresden by the Kirschner & Co Fahrradwerke, later Komet fahrradwerke A.G.
The company was one of the first producers of two stroke motor cycles in Germany and fitted engines with capacities of 1 to 4 HP.
The engines were built under licence of the French “Ixion” engine designed in 1901 in Lille by Léon Cordonnier.
This lightweight engine was fitted to a bicycle as an auxiliary engine.
The engine drives the front wheel by a rubber friction wheel that is actually part of the flywheel.
The complete powerplant can be lowered and lifted by a lever system.
The tank holds the fuel and a surface carburettor which takes care of the right mixture and there is a compartment for the battery and HT coil ignition.
A drip feed oiler supplies the lubrication oil to the engine.
Very early two stroke engines like this Komet don’t often come to light!