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10 Awesome Military Bikes Which Appeared In World War 2

July 27, 2019

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  • Reply Damian De July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    …so the target market for a first scooter was the military? 😂

  • Reply Ivan Bryan July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Funny how these bikes had less horsepower than my humble T150 😂😜

  • Reply Showta Ito July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    The first one is basically a motocompo of the ww2

  • Reply Morphman mc July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    The idles sound amazing

  • Reply Sebastian O. July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Bro I think the bike at 4:00 doesn't seem to be a harley

  • Reply Apocalyptic Bone-Daddy July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    I love Ural motorbike. Is very good to drive off of road, yes

  • Reply James Monahan July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    3:14 "boxbike" you could order these in a box from boy's life mag. put them together yourself. back in the day.

  • Reply Chris Benson July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Fes talk to me mate

  • Reply Ross Penney July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    I just woke up and look up something on my phone and you started texting me

  • Reply Frank July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    This guy needs to pull the turd out of his mouth and re-do the voice-over on this video.

  • Reply Henry Swan July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    4:51 i thought he was doing a burnout, looks like it was just the smokey exhaust

  • Reply Dustin Miller July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    I never could figure out why they wanted these noisy things in a war zone ….. Just tell them where your at why don't you lol

  • Reply Atilliator July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    1:43 a bike with a locking differential?

  • Reply Malaysian Nationalist July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    that DKW NZ 350 sounded like a Trabant engine lol

  • Reply Nicole K July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    The Welbike was one of a number of items produced for Special Operations Executive (later to become MI6), at the their factory in Welwyn Garden City just outside north London, during WWII. Almost all their products had the "Wel-" prefix, as in the Welrod, which was a very simple, primitive hand gun.

  • Reply Anand Lakshmanan July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    flying flea royal enfield

  • Reply Will Groff July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    I vant to suck ya blood

  • Reply Branon Fontaine July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    I'd love to own one of those Indian 841's, that bike is just a badass….

  • Reply David Lund July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    thank you for posting. in the mid-to-late 60s, i rode a late 40s civilian version of the cushman scooter shown in this video. in place of the single seat n exposed motor, etc, it had a bulky, wrap-around sheet metal body/seat. huge, ugly, slow, n noisy. i loved it. wish i still had it.

  • Reply Lotheawen July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Imagine defending your city just for a Welbike to run you down

  • Reply ereburst July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    https://c8.alamy.com/comp/EXF5HA/peugeot-motorbike-ww2-army-motorcycle-bike-colors-colours-gun-weapon-EXF5HA.jpg

  • Reply glorius HumBug July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    You should have had the Husqvarna military bike

  • Reply m shafiq July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Triumph Tiger Cub was not included in this video.

  • Reply Arian Robin July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Zündapp KS 750 I really want to have it

  • Reply Big Ounce July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    0:51 doktor kosmos omegalul

  • Reply oyinbo peppe July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    I can see where Harley Davidsons come from.

  • Reply alex dolton July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    DKW NZ-350 end Russian ИЖ-350 and 
    tooas well.

  • Reply alex dolton July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    welbike moto
    threw off with a parachute in a special container vdv motors

  • Reply Trevor Taylor July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    But, his accent…
    Arrgghhhhh… The accent…..

  • Reply johnsamu July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    The German army demanded the Zundapp 750cc and BMW 750cc to share as many parts as possible (standardization) because the 2 companies obviously liked to use their own parts.

  • Reply /8 July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    I really loved this video. Thank you.

  • Reply Allen Jenkins July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Used to see lots of surplus WLAs in Australia in the 1960s. They sold for as little as $40 AU, with better examples around $100. They weren't seen as very desirable in those days, but you'd probably get several thousand for a good example now. If you wanted class back then, you rode a British bike – Vincent, Norton, Triumph or BSA in that order. Even Japanese bikes were considered to have more class than a Harley! How times have changed.
    Personally, I always wanted a BMW R69S.
    Rumour has it that the US Army used WLAs to pull bogged Sherman tanks out of the mud (LOL).

  • Reply Trev S July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    You left out the most produced motorcycle of WW2 the BSA M20

  • Reply binaway July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    At my first job I worked with an Austrian who at 16/17yo in 1945 was part of the last manpower called up to serve in the German army. As he was experienced at riding a motorcycle they made him a courier and he was issued an army motorcycle. Within 6 weeks the German Government and army collapsed. He had a motor cycle with enough petrol to get home which was fairly close. His village was in the soviet zone so he dismantled the bike,wrapped it in oily rags, loaded it into wooden crates and buried them inside a barn to keep it dry. After the allied occupation ended he dug it up, painted it red to disguise it's military origin, reassembled it and had a nice motorcycle. He sold it when he emigrated to Australia.

  • Reply butchtropic July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Your English is poor, maybe find a different narrator?.

  • Reply robert ross July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    My first motorized bike was this cushman, 35 bikes since, now another collectable 1998 1200 xls. my love i've had larger and smaller but this is my last at 66yrs old it's the BALLS.

  • Reply redradiodog July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    I just love these old war time motorcycles!

  • Reply arie sams July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    I think it would be noteworthy to mention where/from which army bike the Germans took the design for their boxer-motorcycles from..

  • Reply T Orrent July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    I suspect soldiers would tell you the bicycles they used at Normandy were better than the Welbike – quiet, just as fast and probably more reliable.
    3:30 – A Hardly that's "reliable"? I doubt it, and if it were true, they forgot how to do that.
    7:57 – The Enfield is the most desirable for me, small and good power/weight.

  • Reply Santi Irigoyen July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    NSU Kettenkraftrad

  • Reply Rickarama Trama July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Great video and I never knew there were so many different companies supplying motorcycles during the wars. Very interesting indeed. Thanks for the show.

  • Reply Teddles Peddles July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    More reliable then a Harley 😂😂😂

  • Reply Taif Talaat July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Why they use strait pipes for military bikes? Wouldn't this be loud enough to expose bikers

  • Reply Thatmaninrio July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    "Awesome", no.. But interesting, yes, nice presentation, well done.

  • Reply Peter Bollox July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Also Bull shit. The USA captured BMW and Moto Guzzi and due to the shaft drive were made to copy. Examples are in the Trev Deeley motor collection in Vancouver B.C. They also have the Great Escape Steve McQueen bike that was dressed up to look German but was British with paint 🇬🇧

  • Reply Peter Bollox July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    The bike ,dumb nut ,was called the corgi. Was dropped
    In a capsule by parachute by the British

  • Reply Chris Benson July 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Fes from that 70s show

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