Though Nimbus motorcycles aren’t as well known in the States as they are in Europe, due to their Danish origins, they do have a devoted following. Quite a few owners ride them regularly and have even taken them on extended trips. If Claus Støvlbæk Clausen has his way, you’ll be able to do that yourself on a brand new Nimbus. He’s recently purchased rights to produce and sell the vintage machine and his aim is to manufacture a reproduction of the Type C, bringing it up to meet the necessary safety standards for current use.
The Nimbus Type C was introduced in 1934. It has a frame made of riveted metal strips instead of round tubing and is powered by an inline four cylinder engine using shaft drive. How faithfully Clausen follows the design and engineering of the original will probably depend on what current regulations allow, though he admits some parts of the motorcycle are already being redesigned.
He would like to begin production in 2015, but, as projects of this sort often do, it depends on finding investors willing to back the operation. I’d love to see it happen and wish him the best, there’s always room for one more.
Thanks Jeremy, for the tip!
Link: Copenhagen Post