Kreidler Florett RS

1976

 

 

 

 

The Kreidler Florett RS was a small motorcycle model series with two-stroke engines from Kreidler , which was built from 1967 to 1981 in more than 125,000 unites.

The Florett RS was the fastest Kreidler machine and beside the Hercules K 50 as well as the Zündapp KS 50 one of the most popular small motorcycles of its time. The vehicles are legally exempt from licensing and therefore exempt from tax , but must have a general operating license and have an official registration number .

The class of 50 cm 3-speed bicycles, which were not limited in speed, was allowed to be driven with Class 4 driving license (minimum age 16 years). With a new regulation in 1960, the limited weight as well as the regulations to the wheel diameter and, if necessary, the pedal crank radius were eliminated and the small motorcycles could be designed like a motorcycle. In order to prevent the increasing performance competition, the three market-leading manufacturers Kreidler, Hercules and Zündapp decided in 1970 to voluntarily limit the "open" 50 cm³ class (without speed limitation) to 6.25 hp and a manual transmission with a maximum of 5 speeds.

1978