Czech Entrepreneur To Revive Czechoslovakian Marque Böhmerland

Czechoslovakian motorbike producer Böhmerland opened its doorways in 1924. The marque closed up store throughout World Conflict II, however surviving fashions are simply distinguishable due to Czech engineer Albin Leibisch’s distinctive designs. On the coronary heart of many a Böhmerland beat a 600cc single-cylinder engine. Many fashions additionally featured cast-aluminum wheels lengthy earlier than the trade embraced such know-how within the Nineteen Seventies.

As if these distinctive traits weren’t sufficient, Böhmerland provided its lineup in a two-up Sport configuration, a three-person Touren structure, and the Langtouren four-seater. The expansive lodging proportionately lengthened the motorbikes, with the Langtouren mannequin setting the file for longest wheelbase amongst all manufacturing bikes at 10.5 ft.

Whereas Böhmerland’s two-wheeled limos are definitely merchandise of their time, that’s not stopping Czech entrepreneur Peter Knobloch from reviving the marque in 2019. Knobloch’s background because the director of 3D-printing specialist Tiskarna positions the technician as the perfect mission chief. The trendy motorbike market could have moved on from pre-WWII designs, however Knobloch is preserving as a lot Böhmerland DNA as attainable with the Böhmerland 21 idea.

Identical to its predecessors, the customized cruiser champions a 600cc thumper. Nevertheless, water cooling and a supercharger push the large single to 46.9 horsepower and 44.2 lb-ft of torque. That 600cc lump resides in a loop body harkening again to the unique Böhmerlands, however the rear axle mount acts as an abbreviated swingarm.

At simply 341 kilos, the 21 weighs a fraction of its cruiser opponents. Knobloch additionally shrinks the idea’s wheelbase to 62.2 inches, which measures lower than half the size of the Langtouren’s wheelbase. Lastly, the Böhmerland 21 will replicate the forged aluminum wheelset and pink/yellow paint scheme discovered on the unique motorbikes.

The resurrected OEM plans to start manufacturing of the Böhmerland 21 in 2023. Beginning with an ultra-limited 10-example run, the model will cost €58,000 (~$62,800 USD) per unit. Knobloch additionally mocked up a Böhmerland 21 with an electrical drivetrain, which might attain manufacturing sooner or later. Böhmerland could have fizzled out earlier than its time, however one thing tells us we’ll be listening to extra from the Czech model within the years to come back.