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The condor brand was the brainchild of Eduard and Jules Scheffer. They established the company in Courfaivre, Switzerland. The company started off with producing bicycles, but eventually grew to become one of Switzerland’s most noted motorcycle manufacturers.
Otto Fricker, who married Scheffer’s daughter, helped establish the motorcycle division of the company. He built the first machine in 1901 with a Zedel engine. When the company introduced a single-speed Motosacoche-powered bike, the money started pouring in.
The first Condor logo was seen on Eduard Scheffer and Victor Donzelot’s motorcycle for the Swiss military under the brand name Scheffer Frères. The duo made the bike, their first, in 1893 and picked the logo in 1899. They later renamed their factory Condor-Werke AG. While the factory manufactured some civilian motorbikes until 1990, the bulk of their bikes were military.
The Condor A350 was manufactured as a military cycle. Ducati had a successful 350 Scrambler motor that the Swiss appropriate as a military bike. The initial plan was to only import the engine block. However, they decided to get the entire engine with a little of the Swiss touch.
The Condor does not have the look of the exotic classic motorcycles. It is, after all, a military bike. However, it is practically indestructible, which is not surprising as, again, it is military issue.
- The Swiss Army loved the BMW bike that the Germans used during the Second World War so much that they wanted one of their own. Consequently, Condor was mandated to create the Swiss equivalent. The result was the A580 which made its debut in Blueprint in 1944 and was introduced in 1947.
- The Condor A580 closely resembles the contemporary BMW. However, the Condor is bullet-proof with an expertly engineered air-cooler shaft that features a shaft drive.
- The A580 comes in two key variations: civilian A580 and Military A580-1. The latter features military color tones, a different logo and an 8 speed box. The shape of the tank is also different. In addition, it features a more advanced toolkit and is adorned with labels that allude to different service points
- Some of the Condor engines were built in house. However, the last engine built by the Swiss was made in the early 60s.
Supported VIN CHECK FOR CONDOR Models
|CONDOR||A580||1947 - 1957||1|
|CONDOR||Racer||1953 - 1955||1|
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