Motorcycle M1A «Moscow»

Motorcycle M1A “Moscow” is the first motorcycle, which was produced at the Minsk Motorcycle and Bicycle Plant (MMVZ).

The production of this single-seater was started in 1951, the German motorcycle “DKW RT 125” is at the heart of the motorcycle, according to its drawings this legendary motorcycle was created. Thanks to the extraordinary landing of the driver on a motorcycle, the people gained the nickname “macaque”.

Motorcycle M1A
Motorcycle M1A

Motorcycle M1A «Moscow»

A very interesting feature of the motorcycle is the unsprung rear wheel and front fork with spring-type shock absorbers.

The transmission has 3 gears, develops a speed of 70 km / h, thanks to a 125 cubic engine of 4.25 horsepower.

The dry weight of the motorcycle is only 80 kg. Air filter at M1A mesh. It is important to note the presence of the K-30 carburetor installed on it.

Cast iron cylinders with double channel loopback protect from overheating. It is important to note that the ignition lock and the control headlight are located exactly in the headlight of the motorcycle, and the reel, relays and other devices are located under the seat.

The engine is very light, only 17.5 kilograms, because it is made of aluminum alloys.

The clutch of the motorcycle M1A is cork, in an oil bath.

A hundred motorcycle consumes about 3-3.5 liters of gasoline A-66.

The tank holds about 9 liters of gasoline.

The bike also has a twin, this is the K-125 Kovrovist. The difference between them is very small.

They made motorcycles for about five years, and the last motorcycle M1A left the factory in 1956, in connection with the release of the new model M1M.

The motorcycle proved to be excellent, having managed to show its reliability and ease of use, as well as its maneuverability on various roads.