1902 | Werner 1 3/4 HP

 

EUR 29,950 JPY 3,859,357 BGN 58,576 CZK 734,703 DKK 222,888 GBP 24,996 HUF 10,772,116 PLN 137,363 RON 148,106 SEK 312,957 CHF 31,106 ISK 4,360,720 NOK 299,844 HRK 225,494 RUB 2,673,487 TRY 457,867 AUD 47,102 BRL 182,947 CAD 42,448 CNY 213,523 HKD 262,934 IDR 484,750,034 ILS 107,323 INR 2,528,643 KRW 40,433,398 MXN 694,376 MYR 141,568 NZD 50,511 PHP 1,728,954 SGD 45,410 THB 1,113,212 ZAR 511,720

 

Werner 1 3/4 HP

Werner 1 3/4 HP

Werner 1 3/4 HP

Werner 1 3/4 HP

Werner 1 3/4 HP

Werner 1 3/4 HP

Werner 1 3/4 HP

Werner 1 3/4 HP
Werner 1 3/4 HP
Werner 1 3/4 HP
Werner 1 3/4 HP
Werner 1 3/4 HP
Werner 1 3/4 HP
Werner 1 3/4 HP
1902 | Werner 1 3/4 HP

EUR 29,950 JPY 3,859,357 BGN 58,576 CZK 734,703 DKK 222,888 GBP 24,996 HUF 10,772,116 PLN 137,363 RON 148,106 SEK 312,957 CHF 31,106 ISK 4,360,720 NOK 299,844 HRK 225,494 RUB 2,673,487 TRY 457,867 AUD 47,102 BRL 182,947 CAD 42,448 CNY 213,523 HKD 262,934 IDR 484,750,034 ILS 107,323 INR 2,528,643 KRW 40,433,398 MXN 694,376 MYR 141,568 NZD 50,511 PHP 1,728,954 SGD 45,410 THB 1,113,212 ZAR 511,720

 

Netherlands

 
Lightweight Bike
1/2 kw/hp
Thijs Lempens

Yesterdays

  • Vehicle details

    Vehicle data
    Make Werner
    Model 1 3/4 HP
    Year of manufacture 1902
    Type Lightweight Bike
    Chassis number 186
    Engine number 5707
    Exterior colour Black
    Condition category Original
    Technical details
    Power (kw/hp) 1/2
    Cubic capacity (ccm) 225
    Cylinders 1
    Starter Crank
    Drive Belt
    Fuel Petrol

Description

The Brothers Eugene and Michel Werner start their experiments with a De Dion type petrol engine in 1896. In 1897 they consider their machine to be so practical as to put it on the market.
It’s presented under the name of ‘motocyclette” and this word will soon become the generic French word for “Motor cycle”.
The little 216 cc engine is placed in front of the steering head and has a surface carburetor and hot tube ignition.
The Motocyclette catches on and the design is perfected a lttle bit more each year.
The company claims that between 1898 and 1901 some 3,600 Werners are sold.
By the end of 1901 a new type of Werner is introduced with the engine in the bracket position. Werner is not the first manufacturer to place the engine in this position, but previous designs never got much publicity.
The new Werner is a sensation at the Paris Show and for a long time to come the typical position of the engine that we consider so common now will be known as “the New Werner position”.
The 1902 model has a 225cc (64 x 70) engine with a power output of 1¾ HP, a spray carburetor of Werner design and manufacture and weighs 40 KG.
In August 1905 Michel Werner dies at the early age of 46 years and after that the firm starts sliding down hill.
Towards the end of 1906 a bankruptcy petition is presented and in April 1907 two partners, Mess. Gallien and Sarda start a new Werner company on the original firm address.
The production programme includes cars and motorcycles, but they have little success with their products.
This first-year “New Werner” has been part of the collection of the late Jan Koopmans of Amsterdam.
Mr. Koopmans was very much interested in early motorcycles and already in the 1970s he regularly travelled to France to try and find veteran bikes to preserve for posterity and to ride them in club events.
The machine is fitted with a practical handlebar-controlled “free engine” pulley so that the engine can be kept running with the machine at a standstill.
The coil ignition system has been changed for a more practical and reliable magneto, an adaptation that was made to many early veterans when the magneto became the norm around 1905.
This early veteran has been restored and is technically in tip top condition; the petrol tank still has its original patina.

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