Condor Classic Motorcycles

condor 350
condor 350
1929 condor 350
condor 350 1929
1949 condor a580
condor a580 1949
557cc, 195kg.
1953 condor a580-1
condor a580-1 1953
wwii swiss army military motorcycle. the engine is an original design copied from bmw and zundapp boxer models. it is shaft driven, with side valves, and a 5 speed high and low gear ratios. it is extremely well built and will climb a ""swiss mountain""! also, notice the stainless tail pipes elevated so as to clear high water.
1953 condor a580-i
condor a580-i 1953
557cc, 195kg.
1956 condor a580
condor a580 1956
1963 condor 350
condor 350 1963
1972 condor
condor 1972
swiss army bike, 350cc.
1973 condor 350
condor 350 1973
approximately three thousand condor 350s were produced for the swiss army between 1973 and 1978. this is an excellent example of one of 500 condor 350s manufactured in 1973. it is equipped with dual rifle mounts, saddle bags, and luggage rack. it also includes the original tool bag, goggles, chain lock with id tag, plug pouch, link pouch and manuals.
1973 condor a350
condor a350 1973
in the seventies the swiss army wanted a modern bike with a little more handling and power than the a250 had. condor looked to the south and found ducati. they again used only the engine with some minor modifications, it was detuned for more durability. an oil filter was added and the rear wheel could be removed without loosening the chain. why ducati never used the changes themselves is a mystery. the 350cc engine was rubber mounted to keep the vibrations low.
1975 condor a 350
condor a 350 1975
information from mr.r.schaller, the designer, says that the a350 was produced in courvaivre and only the engine came complete from italy. rumors say that the complete a350 was built in the ducati factory and imported through a backdoor of the condor factory. these conflicting stories are probably due to the fact that the swiss army demanded a bike that was completely produced in switzerland, so that in an emergency they could be assured of parts and service.
1975 condor a350
condor a350 1975
Condor A-350
1975 Condor A-350
Probably one of the best known Swiss army motorcycle is the Military Condor A350 with a Ducati 350cc Engine adjustable Shocks, Steering Dampened, five-speed transmission, a ceramic covered muffler, Saddle Bags, a luggage rack, rifle racks on both sides of the bike.