Wanderer 1920 model 616 616 cc 2 cyl sv



 Wanderer   ca. 1920   “Model 616”    616 cc      side valve  V-twin       frame #  31027   engine # 27725 

Wanderer motor cycles were manufactured in the German town of Chemnitz between 1902 and 1929.  
The Wanderer company also built high-quality bicycles, typewriters, mechanical calculators and cars. 
In the early twenties the firm employed more than 6000 labourers. 
Wanderer motorcycles had an excellent reputation; they were sturdily built and their finish was first class. 
Between 1914 and 1918 the German army used many Wanderers. 
The company used both single cylinder and  unit construction V-twin engines of their own manufacture. 
In the twenties Wanderer was successful in racing, especially with their 8-valve OHV V-twin. 
In 1929 the Czech manufacturer of arms Janecek bought the licence of the Wanderer design and started producing motorcycles under the JAWA  ( Janecek and Wanderer) trademark.
This   well-restored 616  was originally sold in Denmark and  has been in one family from new.