East European bikes were not that valued earlier. Now, there are many enthuastics around.
Story of the DKW-IFA
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A Short story of BMW vs EMW
After WW2 some of the BMW factories & tools were located in Eastern Germany. They stared producing the same pre war models. West German BWM was not too happy about this and, because of trademark ownership, the eastern factory changed to EMW.
Here is a western and eastern version
DKW machinery was looted to Soviet Union. So you had the same old 125 DKW (BSA
Bantam, etc) produced in Soviet Union as Moskva. At least in Finland it was
Moskva 125 Star. (Western)
DKW cars were sold at one time as Donau and later the western DKW name was changed Auto-Union and then to Audi. Audi, DKW, Horch, and Wanderer were in the 30's Auto-Union.
More to follow on MZ's and DKW's.
Russian IC Works Enduro