Popular Soviet motorcycles
• Popular Soviet motorcycles
In the Soviet Union motorcycles designed and produced no less than cars. Some of them have become famous all over the country and even became legends of the automotive industry, all won warm place in popular memory. Some of these models have survived to the present day, while others began to rise from the ashes.
Kalashnikov Concern originally made weapons. Since 1929 the company started to produce motorcycles that are used in the USSR a huge success. Thus, IL-2 Planet (he pictured) was made in 1964 and became the most mass motorcycle country.
Minsk motorcycle-bicycle factory was built in 1945, right after World War II, and successfully works until now. In 1951, the first series went "Minsk" M1A. The picture shows a model of the M-103, produced from 1962 to 1964.
To date IMZ-Ural perhaps the only one that still produces motorcycles with sidecar. Based company was in 1941. In the best of times "Ural" with its conveyor descended a million copies.
The brainchild of Kiev motorcycle factory, which was founded in 1945. The first model was the company K-1B "Kievlyanin". The photograph captures enough popular model - "Dnepr" M-72 of 1957 production.
But the creation Tula Engineering Plant - TGA200 "Ant." Despite the fact that today TulMash motorcycles no longer produces. Models such as the "Tulitsa", "Ant", "Tourist" is forever in the history of the country.
Lord of Degtyarev plant in Kovrov produced motorcycles as well. It was here collected since 1946 "Kovrovets" and "Sunrise". In the photo model from the 1957 production of "Kovrovets" K-175.
Taganrog tool factory - one of the first and the few pre-war motorcycle producers in the USSR. In the picture TIZ AM-600 model was produced from 1935 to 1943. It is, however, noted that the motorcycle factory after the war is no longer engaged.
It is impossible not to recall the creation of "Sarkana Zvaigzne" plant. Mopeds "Riga" have been cherished thing for many young people in the country. The picture shows the 11th model, which was produced in 1976.
Lviv Motoplant appeared in 1919. However, he modestly called "Metal" in those days. He was widely known for his moped "Verkhovyna" and mokiki "Karpaty". In the photo you can see the 2,752-LMZ "Karpaty-2" of 1989.
In conclusion I would like to mention the creation of Podolsk mechanical plant. In the period from 1934 to 1939 he was engaged in the construction of heavy motorcycles. In the photo model PMZ-A-750.