Whizzer Motorbike

The Whizzer Motorbike was truly the forerunner of the Mo-Ped, which was so popular during the late 1970's and throughout the 1980's. It originated in 1939 as a kit form 4 cycle engine that could be adapted to most bicycles of the day. There were numerous engine improvements and in June, 1948, Whizzer introduced the "Pacemaker" which was advertised as the "only complete motorbike." Early Whizzer advertisements claimed up to 100 miles on a gallon of gas and speeds of up to 35 mph.

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Vehicle Type Whizzer Motorbike
Owner Woodland Family Collection

History

Various versions of the Whizzer were sold through 1955 when manufacture of the motorbikes was discontinued. Parts were made available and sold through 1965.

In 1998, the Whizzer made a comeback and they were manufactured through March 2009, at which time the company said it was on a hiatus although they continue to manufacture and sell replacement parts.

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