Adler M100 (1949-56)

The Adler M100 was a motorcycle produced from 1949-1956, with a total of 35,000 units made. It was powered by a 1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine with a capacity of 98cc and a maximum power output of 3kW/4.1hp. The engine’s cooling was air-cooled and lubricated with a petrol-oil mix at a ratio of 25:1. The bike had a multi-plate wet clutch that was cable operated and a kick start. The ignition was provided by a magneto, and the carburetor was single and built into the block.

The Adler M100 had a steel frame with a double cradle design, and it had a leading link front suspension and a rear suspension with twin shocks and a plunger. The motorcycle had a drum brake measuring 125mm, and its final drive was through a chain. The bike weighed 55 kg/121 lbs and had dimensions of 1900mm in length, 650mm in width, and 865mm in height. Its exhaust system was a single pipe made of steel and chrome.

The motorcycle was well built and reliable, making it popular among riders. Despite its small engine size, it served as a capable daily commuter and tourer. Its compact size and lightweight made it easy to ride in city traffic as well. Overall, the Adler M100 was a practical and dependable motorcycle that helped establish Adler as a respected motorcycle brand in its time.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Adler M 100

Year: 1949 – 56

Production: 35 000 units
Engine: 1 cylinder, 2 stroke
Capacity: 98 cc / 6 cub in.
Bore x Stroke: 50 x 50 mm
Cooling: Air cooled
Lubrication: Petrol oil mix 25:1
Clutch: Multi plate, wet, cable operated
Starting: Kick start
Ignition: Magneto
Carburetor: Single built into block
Exhaust System: Single, steel and crome
Max Power: 3 kW / 4.1 hp
Compression Ratio: 1: 5.75
Transmission: 3 Speed gearbox
Final Drive: Chain

Frame: Double cradle steel frame
Front suspension: Leading link
Rear suspension: Twon shock, plunger
Brake: Drum, 125 mm
Dimensions: Length 1900 mm / 74.8 in. Width 650 mm / 25.6 in. Height 865 mm / 34.1 in.
Dry Weight: 55 kg / 121 lbs

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