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PAGE 4. 1952 Berini M19 Cycle Star (Cyclestar)


1952 Berini M19 Cycle Star (Cyclestar) – the Dutch Cyclemaster

I’ve owned a few Berinis over the years, but they were all M13 models, with an engine over the front wheel. The Berini M13 was build in Rotterdam from 1949 to 1961. As it was developed from the Cyclemaster, engine size was initially 26cc, increased to 32cc in 1951. In the Netherlands, the M13 was known as “the Egg” because of the shape of the fueltank (designed by welding two headlamps together from a DKW motorcycle). The Berini was the most popular Dutch bicycle engine and could reach up to 30 km/h.


This year, I started to collect variations of the Cyclemaster, and was on the lookout for a Berini Cycle Star, the Dutch version, to complete the collection.


I was at Beaulieu Autojumble last weekend and did a double-take when I spotted this 1952 Cyclestar – even more so because it was on my friend’s stall. He had restored it. I bought it immediately.


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