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Cyrus Venlo Motorcycle with Sachs 100cc engine - in need of information regarding this motorcycle

Cate donovan
datum: 2009-06-19 09:36:32nr: 28901

Good Day to all,

i have recently acquired a Cyrus Venlo Motorcycle with a a Sachs 100cc engine #4147896.
I am in need of any information regarding this motorcycle.
I am searching for Identification (year produced) and a parts source.

I "Thank you very much" in advance for any assistance offered.

Cheers, Cate

datum: 2009-06-19 11:02:28nr: 28903

Hi Cate,

first of all: I am no expert on Cyrus Venlo, but have a few general remarks.

The bike on the pictures looks like a "bromfiets" or abbreviated "brommer". Literally translated this means "buzzing bicycle" or in normal translation "moped". In the Netherlands these bikes are limited to 50cc. Normally Dutch 50cc brommers have a yellow plate on the front fender. That is laid down by law. Your bike does
not seem to have traces of this yellow plate, which means it was probably exported immediately after production. Another indication that this bike was exported is the presence of a kickstarter. As the Dutch law (in the 60s/70s) considered brommers as "bicycles with an engine", all models had to have pedals like a bicycle and kickstarters were prohibited.

Are you sure, the bike is a 100cc? Possible, but the downpipe to the exhaust seems to have the diameter which seems to suit a 50cc.

Your model seems to be produced in the 60s.
I have a small catalogue on 60s/70s mopeds and will have a look later if I can find anything on Cyrus Venlo.


Fred Dijk
(fredbar bij ziggo punt nl)
datum: 2009-06-21 05:37:51nr: 28922

Hi Cate,

Neither do I have an immediate answer to your question. But this might help you a bit:
1. Entering "Cyrus Venlo" in returns a lot of information, though a bit shattered. Both Pictures and backgrounds.
2. An effective channel to raise your question too, would be the free advertising site It has a seperate category for 'Fietsen en Brommers\oldtimers or manuals.

I can imagine that the Dutch language may puzzle you, so if I can be of any help translating etc. please let me now.

Best regards,

Fred Dijk
Baarn, Holland

(Dolf bij motorblaadje punt nl)
datum: 2009-06-21 10:34:00nr: 28926


Please contact 'Het klassieke Motorrijwiel" - www.motorrijwiel-nu - They speak English and have huge archives and once did a Cyrus story including the 100 cc machines.


(Dolf bij motorblaadje punt nl)
datum: 2009-06-21 11:27:33nr: 28927

Hi Cate, Cyrid did make 100 cc motors. But it was at the end of the lifespan of the factory. And it was not a succes. You can try to find out things via email via and/or In 'Het klassieke Motorrijwiel' there was a complete Cyrus History published. In print. In Dutch

datum: 2009-06-21 11:48:14nr: 28928

"I have a small catalogue on 60s/70s mopeds and will have a look later if I can find anything on Cyrus Venlo".

Just had a look: the brand is mentioned, but not your particular model. Some facts from this catalogue are worth mentioning:

1) in 1961, Cyrus had 11 different models.
2) "Cyrus" = the brand/make and "Venlo" is the town in the South-East of the Netherlands were the factory was located.
3) Cyrus, like DKW and Batavus (2 other brands) also produced light motorbikes.

It does not say when the factory stopped, but it must have been in the early 70s.


datum: 2012-12-11 20:58:55nr: 42027

Hi Cate,
Probably by now you know everything there is to know about your Cyrus.
If not, then the following info might be of interest to you.
In 1959 Cyrus introduces their model 75 which ran till 1969.
It came in 2 versions:
Cyrus 75, which had a step-thru (spelling?) frame.
Cyrus 75 Sport, with a horizontal fueltank on top.

Yours is a 1964 Sport model, with a 49 cc 2 speed Sachs engine.

That's all I know.
I hope you still enjoy owning this Cyrus,, and will be able to do so for many years to come :-)


datum: 2012-12-12 12:35:32nr: 42029

Na haar oproep in 2009 nooit meer iets vernomen van Cate.....

Thanks a lot Cate!

datum: 2012-12-12 21:33:40nr: 42034

Sorry kabel,

I was so horny about my moped made in the hometown of G. Wilders. When I find out abaut this I was mastrubiting all the time. If you want pictucers of me riding the moped naked send me an email.

Love Cate

(dolf.peeters bij xs4all punt ml)
datum: 2012-12-12 22:27:04nr: 42035

Ha! Cate schoppen?

datum: 2012-12-13 10:15:23nr: 42036

We're getting off-topic, but I am sure the reaction of 'Cate 2' on the 12th of December is a fake, as 'dear Cate' made a few spelling mistakes in the 1,5 lines she wrote.

Sorry Cate, this time you're not real, so I rather not see pictures of you riding your moped naked, if it's allright with you. Could be quite dissapointing, don't you agree?

datum: 2020-05-24 09:00:44nr: 51788

Hai Cate tis moped is 50 cc from the year 1964 mij dad has te same than when i was al litle boy the productie number ended on ..12 so maby juo can chak that on juor frame no ;12 is1964 succes harry



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