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Thuringia, Germany Tourism
A visit to the Vehicle Museum (Fahrzeugmuseum) in Suhl, Thuringia, Germany
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Simson had a difficult start after the end of WWII.
The Russians took machinery out of the plant and shipped it to their home country - similar to what the British did in West Germany.
Nevertheless production started again already 1945 - but I believe not for German customers. The following years the name was changed several times and production was always affected by the decision making government.
In the fifties and early sixties the production of motor cycles with 4-stroke engines and also of bicycles was stopped. Instead the development of mopeds and related products was enforced.
However the responsible ministry stopped numerous projects. Examples were the motor scooter "Supra" and the two cylinder two stroke engine.
In 1997 the "Schikra" was developed and a year later introduced to the public.
The 2-cylinder engine was not used for the scooter
An electric scooter which was built between 1994 and 1995
Simson 125 RS from the year 2002
I was excited what I saw and sad because all the efforts to save the company and its newer products failed after the unification of Germany. However, the same things happened also to well known West German companies.
I run for and back in the museum and did not follow the sections in which the different vehicles were located. I always discovered something which I had missed before.
Elizabeth would have got crazy. She is not interested in technical things, but she likes to have them. She went on this day in then "Ottilienbad" the local spa and had a great time there. Using the public transportation system of Suhl was another fun part for her.
Now popular! Simson built this racing bike for young people already in 1987. But only six of them. I believe kids should make their first experience with dirt bike in the proper environment. That is less dangerous and still lots of fun.
I started after riding a bicycle with something similar
The "Krause Duo 4/1" was used by many handicapped people. It seated 2 people. The maximal speed was 50 km/h. (31 miles/hr)
A Russian snowmobile - Buran C-640 A1
East and West German mopeds - both were good
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