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Danny Schramm’s wild Kreidler moped

In 1970s Europe, every teenager had a favorite set of wheels. In England, it was ‘sixteener specials,’ highly tuned mopeds like the Yamaha FS1-E. In France, Mobylettes were everywhere. And in Germany, three makers dominated: Zündapp, Hercules and Kreidler. For young Danny Schramm and friends, the weapon of choice was a two-stroke Kreidler Florett. “You…

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Just The Essentials: the Kreidler RMC

There’s a beauty in the stripped-down aesthetics of a pure racing motorcycle. Especially one hewn from metal, and unadorned with dayglo sponsor logos. This circa-1980 Kreidler RMC belongs to Dutchman Edwin Sweers, who bought it when he turned 16 years old in 1985. It now puts out an extraordinary 19 hp at 13,500 rpm: the…