A Danish-based motorcycle company that started producing motorcycles from 1920 to well into the 1950s, was known as the Nimbus Motorcycle Company. This company not only produced motorcycles but also a various line of vacuum cleaners.
Nimbus motorcycles only produced two basic models of their motorcycles, both of which contained a 750 cc engine. These motorcycles were capable of a top speed of about 85 kph and also came with a sidecar.
While their motorcycles as far back as the 1920s featured both front as well as rear wheel suspension systems. It was this design that featured their suspensions, which gave them the name the Stove Pipe.
The Nimbus motorcycle Company also produced a model that had become known to the world as the bumblebee starting back as late as 1934. These bumblebee Nimbus motorcycles, featured overhead cams as well as overhead valves, and their frames were made of steel bars rather than the usual hollow tubing. These motorcycles became popular for use in coastal areas, the Army as well as the police departments throughout the Danish region.
In basic form the Nimbus motorcycle had never actually changed throughout its 30 some odd year history. The reason for this was the fact that the interest in this motorcycle just never changed.
Towards the end of their life cycle, the motorcycle company attempted to redevelop new models such as those that feature a rotary valve engine, but unfortunately, these were never produced as the company officially closed the doors as well stopped producing and supporting all makes and models of their motorcycles in 1957.
Original Authors: Nicholas
Edit Update Authors: M.A.Harris
Updated On: 09/06/2008