Cyklon 6-HP Cyklonette
Although somewhat unorthodox in its design, the Cyklonette was very successful. It was produced over a period of twenty years during which few changes were made.
Cyklon from Berlin produced motorcycles but in 1902 it introduced a three-wheeler at a car show in Leipzig. The engine was mounted on top of the front wheel, which it drove by chain. The ‘Cyklonette’ was available both as a passenger car and as a light van.
The first model had a 450 cc single-cylinder engine, but later larger models, of which this is an example, were equipped with a 1.3-litre twin-cylinder engine. The Cyklonette was manufactured until 1922, over a period when most three-wheelers had already disappeared from the scene.