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Motor Cycle - Batavus Bilonet G50 'Super Sport', circa 1960 Object Reg. No: ST 034541

Summary:
This stylish maroon and white Batavus 'Super Sport' is a lightweight machine typical of the type of motor cycle developed by several European manufacturers after World War II. Styling became an important feature in the sales success of these cheap lightweight forms of transport. The Batavus company was established in Holland in 1911 and initially made a range of motor cycles of up to 198 c.c using a variety of Villiers, Sachs & Ilo engines, before developing a specialist reputation for mopeds.

This G50 model with pedals was acquired with a range of accessories used by the original owner including a tool bag with tools, a long leather riding coat, leather riding mittens, a helmet and three Dutch registration plates relating to its use in the Netherlands between 1966 and 1970. The owner brought this Batavus with him to Australia when he emigrated in about 1971 and subsequently used it for about 10 years in the ACT before donating it to the Museum. It is believed to have been built in about 1960. It carries ACT registration number 6-364.
Description:
Maroon and white paint paint and tandem seat. White-wall tyres fitted.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from R. Oliver, 1983
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 1050 mm (Height), 650 mm (Width), 1900 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: internal combustion engines, motor cycles
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Migration Collection, Transport Collection, Motor Cycle Collection
Primary Classification: ROAD TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Motor Cycles
Tertiary Classification: motor cycles
Manufacturer: Batavus, Holland, Netherlands, 1960
Past Owner: R. Oliver, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Comments

jstehouwer Posted on 27 Dec 2009 3:24 AM
the batavus ss have been built in 1964
greetings
jstehouwer [Explicit] holland
Discovery Centre Posted on 28 Dec 2009 1:32 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi, thanks for the comment.
Wietze Jonker Posted on 18 Jan 2010 5:02 AM
I was surfing on the internet looking for Batavus mopeds when i came accross this 1963 Batavus Supersport. I know this for sure because in that periode of time Batavus was using this particular colours. If you wish some more information about Batavus Motorcycles and/or mopeds or about the still existing factory please contact me.

Best regards

Wietze Jonker
Batavus Bromfiets Club.
Heerenveen, Netherlands.

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