Page 123. 1955 Victoria Vicky III MS50 Moped SOLD

1955 Victoria Vicky III MS50 Moped

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The Victoria Vicky III was, in my opinion, one of the most elegantly styled mopeds of its day. Its engineering was advanced for 1954. The suspension was well designed and very effective. Subsequent models had a fully-enclosed chaincase. Most important, the engine was efficient and reliable.

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I particularly like the integral petrol tank.

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…Though, as I’ve found with another of my machines with an integral tank, if you need to clean the tank, it’s extremely difficult to hold the whole moped upside down to shake it out.

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Victoria’s own engine was fitted. Whereas the hilfsmotor Vicky was 38cc, this moped engine was 48cc and it was quite a powerful 2-stroke.

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VICKY GIVES YOU MORE LEISURE TIME EVERY DAY…

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Building on the success of the Vicky FM38 cycle-attachment engine, in 1954 Victoria introduced the Vicky moped. It was designated ‘model III.’

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It was sold in Sweden as the MS50, and I believe there was an advertising campaign for the ‘dream moped’ as above, where it’s described as the Victoria Rambler.

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Compare this model with the last of the Vicky range in this style, the Standard, below, which came out in 1959.

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The Luxus (below) was a particularly attractive version of the Vicky.

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For history of the Victoria Company and more of its cyclemotors,

see the Online Cyclemaster Museum

PLEASE CLICK HERE

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I no longer own the Victoria FM38 pictured at the Cyclemaster Museum, but I do have a 1949 Victoria Herrenrad, to which I’ve now fitted (with some difficulty!) a Nordap cyclemotor in the front wheel.

To see pictures of it at the Online Bicyle Museum PLEASE CLICK HERE

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This Vicky was originally sold by J.C. Pickering Motorcycles of Shrewsbury, being registered at Shropshire County Borough Council Licensing Office in 1957.

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One thing I like about German machines is that their chassis plates show the year of manufacture (above).

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I don’t think this Vicky would reach 40mph. So, though it was registered new in Great Britain, the speedo must be a kilometer version.

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The Vicky III was imported into Great Britain from January 1956. The concessionaires were Europa Imports Ltd, 63/65 Reading Road, Pangbourne, Berks. The retail price in 1958 was £59 15/-

As this is one of the first models of Vicky III, this must have been one of the first batch imported, which perhaps explains the German speedo.

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This Vicky came to me as a result of some cyclemotor-swapping with my good friend Mike. (He now owns my old HMW Fuchs). He bought it around 5 years ago. It will be going to Geoff, my mechanic in a few weeks and we’ll get it running and ready for MOT.

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I’ll also replace the saddle.

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VICTORIA VICKY ROAD TESTS from POWER & PEDAL MAGAZINE

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Compare the Vicky’s price against its competitors.

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Finally, for the latest in child safety…

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