Wanderer 1926 model G 194 cc 1 cyl ohv



Wanderer 1926  “Model G”   194 cc  OHV  single     frame # 209089  engine # 57041 

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.  
After the Great War, a 194cc four-stroke lightweight was added to the range. 
This boasted overhead valves and unit construction of the horizontal engine/gearbox, and Wanderer continued to build a range of advanced designs until the end of the 1920s when motorcycle production ceased. 
This interesting lightweight is an older restoration.