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.

Popular Soviet motorcycles

1. "Iz"

Popular Soviet motorcycles

Kalashnikov Concern originally made weapons.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.

2. "Minsk"

Popular Soviet motorcycles

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.

3. "Ural"

Popular Soviet motorcycles

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.

4. "Dnepr"

Popular Soviet motorcycles

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.

5. "Tula"

Popular Soviet motorcycles

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.

6. "Kovrovets"

Popular Soviet motorcycles

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.

7. TOF

Popular Soviet motorcycles

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.

8. "Riga"

Popular Soviet motorcycles

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.

9. "Karpaty"

Popular Soviet motorcycles

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.

10. PMR

Popular Soviet motorcycles

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.