Wanderer 1922 616cc 2 cyl sv



Wanderer 1922 616 cc  side valve  V-twin       frame # 22770   engine # 26066 

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 “Model 616”  is a well restored machine.