BOHEMERLAND / ĆECHIE – year 1927

BOHEMERLAND / ĆECHIE – year 1927

Manufacturer: Albin leibisch, Kunratice - Śluknov, Czechoslovakia

W 1924 year, in the North Bohemian city of Krasna Lipa, Albin Leibisch launched the production of motorcycles, which, next to the Mego-la and Ner-a-Car vehicles, were probably among the most peculiar in the entire history of motorcycle development. These vehicles, later produced in Kunratice, were sold in Germany under the name Bóhmerland, and in Czechoslovakia also under the name of Ćechie.

In years 1924-1939 made – with minor changes - a very small series of these motorcycles, but in many varieties. The Bóhmerland power unit was a single-cylinder four-stroke engine, with OHV overhead valve and semicircular combustion chamber, with displacement 598 cm3 (piston stroke 120 mm, cylinder diameter 80 mm) and power 11,8 kW (16 KM) at 3000 rpm. In subsequent models, the power was increased to 17,7 kW (24 KM) at 3600 rpm. The engine of this motorcycle did not stand out at all, the long one deserved attention, short, double frame truss structure, enabling comfortable sitting for two people - on a long one, a double saddle - and a third - on a separate saddle above the rear wheel. There were fuel tanks on both sides of the rear wheel, of a capacity 5 liters each.

The model z 1927 years had an engine of power 11,8 kW (16 KM) and a three-speed Sturmey-Archer or Hurth gearbox. The disc wheels were cast from an aluminum alloy. Massive and durable motorcycle with a curb weight 180 kg was developing maximum speed 95 km/h. The manufacturer specified the fuel consumption as 5-7 liters per 100 km.

Albin Leibisch has created several extended versions, which, apart from the driver, could transport three people. Two gearboxes were installed in this unique vehicle (second gearbox - probably a reducer, intended for the mountainous areas of the Czech border - had to be served by the first passenger). Another peculiarity was the extremely heavy and complex front fork with friction shock absorbers and the boot, who was driving, that the motorcycle was almost three meters long. Ćechie motorcycles were painted in the following color combination: yellow with green, yellow to red or yellow to black.

Despite the, maybe because of, Due to their unusual design, motorcycles of this brand have never achieved the popularity expected by the company (made 1000 copies). W 1939 In the year, their production was discontinued. A few of the specimens that have survived to this day are among collectors' rarities.