The Imme R100 was a lightweight motorcycle made by Riedel AG from 1948 to 1951. It is noted for its simple and innovative design with many advanced features. With low cost and technical innovation, the R100 sold well, but reliability problems and low profit margins resulted in warranty costs driving Riedel AG into bankruptcy.
|Also called||Riedel R100|
|Assembly||Immenstadt, West Germany|
|Engine||99 cc (6.0 cu in) piston-ported two-stroke single-cylinder engine|
|Bore / stroke||52 mm × 47 mm (2.0 in × 1.9 in)|
|Power||4.5 PS (3.3 kW; 4.4 hp) at 5,800 rpm|
|Ignition type||kick start|
|Transmission||Three forward speeds with no neutral position|
|Frame type||Tubular steel spine frame, with engine mounted on the swingarm|
|Suspension||Front: Single-sided girder fork with coil spring and friction damper|
Rear: Single-sided swingarm with coil spring and friction damper
|Brakes||Drum brakes, front and rear|
|Tyres||2.50 x 19, front & rear|
The advanced specification of the Imme R100 caused it to be highly regarded. The R100 was one of the motorcycles included in "The Art of the Motorcycle" exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 1998 and is on permanent display at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.
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