A Danish Motorcycle Company began to create various motorcycles from the year 1920 up until the year 1957. It was founded by both Fisker and Nielsen and was popularised as the manufacturers of the Nilfisk vacuum cleaners.
This motor company initially produced two basic models which had a 750 cc four cylinder engine.
An air-cooled four-cylinder inline engine, which has a power output of 21 hp and transmitted its power to the rear wheel through a shaft drive were the major characteristics of the first Nimbus motorcycles. The redline of this motorcycle was about 85 kilometres per hour with a sidecar fitted.
These motorcycles that were nick-named the Stovepipe came with a rear wheel suspension and was produced in the year of 1920.
The second hit of the Nimbus motorcycle was the Model C which was also popularly known as bumblebee was produced in a huge quantity. The production of the bumblebee was pursued from 1934 onwards.
The bumblebee offered the latest designed over-head valve and over-head cam engines and its frames were created from steel bars as a substitute for the metal tubes found in the majority of motorcycles during this time.
A lot of these machines were used by the Danish postal service, army and police and a number of these were even exported.
The primary designs of these motorcycles were never to have been updated and it is sad to say, people's interest in these particular motorcycles fell. The company was badly affected and the production of motorcycles stopped.
Few works were done to enhance and improve the newly made models which were now made up of a four-cylinder with a rotary valve and carbon seals, and a two-cylinder during 1950.
Original Authors: Gobel Team (Bomber)
Edit Update Authors: M.A.Harris
Updated On: 05/06/2008