NEANDER – year 1929
Manufacturer: Neander Mfg., Dilren-Rólsdorf, Rhineland, Germany
One of the most talented German constructors - Ernst Neumann-Neander started, in a small workshop in Euskirchen, produce your own motorcycles. He was an extremely persistent man, ingenious, and he approached individual constructions in an unconventional way. The frames of his motorcycles were the most popular, made of pressed steel rectangular pipes and duralumin. It was within this framework that he initially installed Villiers lightweight two-stroke engines with a displacement 122 cm3 i 172 cm3. From 1927 the year used the same frame for all models with engines from 346 cm3 do 996 cm3 (firm JAP, Cake i MAG).
The illustration shows the model z 1929 year, with a longitudinally located V-type MAG two-cylinder engine, of a capacity 996 cm3. The engine was mounted in a pressed frame, the elements of which were not enameled, but cadmium, which gave the bike its distinctive color. Neander's innovation was also visible in the shape and method of harmonizing the fuel tank with the non-traditional saddle, anatomically shaped. The base of the saddle was a pressed sheet metal element, lined with a leather air cushion. The design of the front fork was interesting. It was a steel stamped element, sprung on short leaf springs, arranged on both sides, along its axis.
The company established cooperation with the Allright company in Cologne on the Rhine and in 1927 She moved to Duren-Rólsdorf in the Rhineland. Successful Neander frames were also produced under license by Opel and fitted with its own displacement engines 494 cm3. Ernest Neander abandoned the production of his own motorcycles in 1929 year. In later years, he was involved in the construction of various vehicles commissioned by individual manufacturers of motorcycles and cars.
The unconventionality of his design solutions and the related high production costs never allowed him to increase production and enter into larger motorcycle companies.. He died in the early 1950s, but the concept: Neander's design has become synonymous with originality and functionality among motorcycle enthusiasts.