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Swedish mopeds of the 1950s - part 1: Apollo

Picture of Apoll Apell
moped
Apollo Apell moped

Manufacturer:
M Berlin & Co AB, Värnamo, Sweden
Engine:
Zündapp 50cc 2-stroke engine, producing 0.8bhp.  Compression ratio: 1:6.5.  Bing 1/9/9 carburettor with automatic choke.  Flywheel magneto.
Transmission:
2-speed, dry clutch.  Chain drive to rear wheel.
Suspension:
Botttom link type sprung front fork. Swinging arm suspension for rear wheel with telescopic sping units.
Frame:
Apollo’s special ‘helicopter frame’.
Tyres:
24"×2"
Features:
Top speed restricted to 30 km/h (to conform to Swedish moped regulations).
Price:
890Kr

Picture of Apollo Pacific
Apollo Pacific

Manufacturer:
M Berlin & Co AB, Värnamo, Sweden
Engine:
Zündapp 2-stroke engine with hard-chrome plated cylinder barrel, decompressor for easier starting.  Cylinder capacity: 50cc, power: 0,8bhp, compression ratio 1:6.5.  Bing carburettor with intake silencer.  Flywheel magneto.
Transmission:
Centrifugal clutch, single speed, driving rear wheel by kilrep.
Suspension:
Bottom link type sprung front fork, rigid rear.
Tyres:
24"×2"
Frame:
Central beam type frame.
Features:
30km/h top speed conforming to Swedish moped regulations  12% hill climbing ability.  Tank capacity of 5.5 litres.
Price:
765Kr

Picture of Apollo Bel Rock moped
Apollo Bel Rock

Manufacturer:
M Berlin & Co AB, Värnamo, Sweden
MOTOR:
Zündapp moped engine, cylinder capacity 50cc, output 0.8bhp, compression ratio 1:6.5, 2-stroke.  Bing carburettor with intake silencer, air filter and automatic choke.  Kickstart.
Transmission:
Dry clutch, drive to rear wheel via ½"×3/16" chain.
Suspension:
Spring front fork of bottom-link type.
Frame and bodywork:
Apollo’s ‘helikopter’ central beam type frame enclosed with pressed steel body work incorporating an air duct to maintain engine cooling.
Tyres:
24"×2½" back, 14"×3" front.
Features:
30km/h top speed conforming to Swedish moped regulations  12% hill climbing ability.  Tank capacity of 5 litres.
Price:
1050Kr

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