Wankel motorcycle

  • Van Veen OCR 1000

    Van Veen OCR 1000

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,

    In the late 1970s, this was one of the most exotic motorcycles of all—the rotary-engined Van Veen. It was created by Henk van Veen, the Dutch importer of Kreidler motorcycles. When Kreidler hit the wall, van Veen switched his attention to building the ultimate superbike,… Read more »

  • Hercules W2000 rotary

    Hercules W2000 rotary

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,

    Think of rotary engines, and you probably think of Mazda. But in the 1970s, two companies put those silky-smooth Wankel rotary engines into motorcycles. One was Suzuki, with the RE5; the other was little-known Hercules of Nürnberg, Germany. The machine above is the rare Hercules… Read more »