With an engine over the front wheel, the Berini M13 was built in Rotterdam from 1949 to 1961. As it was developed from the Cyclemaster, engine size was initially 26cc, increased to 32cc in 1951 (the M14). In the Netherlands, it 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.
As you can observe with this example (video link below), it has a wheel-activated horn that sounds like a duck!
1953 Berini M14 fitted to an Elswick Hopper
Registered 711 UXR with V5C
This Berini is in good unrestored original condition and ready to ride. I’ll take a video of it running and then update this page.