Oldtimer picture gallery. Motorcycles. L-8.
Years of production: 1939-1940 (1941?)
Overall production: ?, very few survived.
Engine: 14hp/?rpm, 1-cyl, 4-stroke 348cc
Bore/Stroke: 74/81 mm
Compression ratio: ? : 1
Length: ?mm, width: ?mm, height: ?mm, saddlehight: ?mm
Wheelbase: ?mm, clearance: ?mm
Pressed steel frame on screws
Pressed steel parallelogram front fork
Clutch: dry single plate
Gearbox: 3-speed, separated (new type of gearbox was in plans, but I don't know whether it was implemented)
Carburettor: K-29G (of Amal type)
Ignition: magdino MD-132, generator G-10, battery 6V 3MT-16
Weight: ? kg
Maximal speed: ? km/h
Tyres: 26 x 3,25 inches
Fuel tank capacity: ? L
Fuel consumption: 3,5 L/100km (L-8 was designed only for solo work, without sidecar)
This 94k photo is courtesy of the motorcyle owner - Christoph Urlaub from Leipzig, Germany.
Thanks for help to Evgeniy Pevzner, moto historian and journalist, Moscow.
You are welcome to write me by E-mail Contact. Andrei Bogomolov.
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Last updated 13 X 2000.