Addled about Adlers

Thanks for publishing my piece and photos of horizontal-engined motorcycles in the August edition of OBM.

The letter from George Simpson in Angus with the photo of a racerised water-cooled Adler MB250 taken back in the Sixties, prompted these photos of my 1955 Adler RS250 water-cooled factory racer.


Adlers have always been a favourite of mine, ever since I bought my first from Comerfords in 1958, a 250 Favorit with swinging arm.

Shortly after producing this the factory closed.

By the way my name is not Robin Hughes, but I have, no doubt, been called worse…
Robin Haigh, Surrey


Apologies for the incorrect name Robin, I was clearly ‘addled’ by the Adler…

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