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1937 Nimbus Luxus


1937 Nimbus Luxus Pictures
A frame of channel steel rails instead of round tubing was a Nimbus design feature.
A frame of channel steel rails instead of round tubing was a Nimbus design feature.

The 1937 Nimbus Luxus was an unusual motorcycle in terms of its many unorthodox design features and also in the fact that it was Danish-built.

Frame rails surrounded the fuel tank, the gear lever was centrally mounted, and the handlebars were pressed steel.
Frame rails surrounded the fuel tank, the gear lever was centrally mounted, and the handlebars were pressed steel.
The 45-cubic-inch overhead-valve four used efficient cross-flow design but had exposed valve springs.
The 45-cubic-inch overhead-valve four used efficient cross-flow design but had exposed valve springs.
Nimbus motorcycles were offered only in four-cylinder, shaft-drive form throughout their 1920-1957 production run.
Nimbus motorcycles were offered only in four-cylinder, shaft-drive form throughout their 1920-1957 production run.
Telescopic forks were unusual, and rather advanced, for the 1930s.
Telescopic forks were unusual, and rather advanced, for the 1930s.

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