Above on the page there are several PDF Manuals for KREIDLER Motorcycles, Mopeds.
Before the start of production, the moped, called the Kreidler K50, passed a tough test in the fall of 1950: 3000 km through alpine passes, with heights of up to 2761 m.
Alfred Kreidler personally took part in this rally, and, although on the whole the motorcycles successfully withstood it, he did not calm down until all the revealed shortcomings were "licked out".
The public debut of the motorcycle took place in the spring of 1951 at the Geneva Motor Show, and mass production began in July of the same year.
The Kreidler K50 moped immediately created an excellent reputation for the brand.
This meticulous approach paid off: Kreidler mopeds immediately earned a reputation for being reliable and trouble-free.
Soon the luxury modification Kreidler K51 debuted with a pendulum suspension of the rear wheel, metal shrouds covering the motor and an original plastic platform-footboard that flexes when pedal starting.
Two years later, the program was supplemented by the Kreidler R50 scooter, with 19 ‑ inch wheels and ample hood.
During the year the company sold 10,000 mopeds, but the supply did not keep up with the demand, and in 1953 a new plant had to be opened - with a capacity of 270 motorcycles per day.
This plant, the most modern in Europe, was visited by Soichiro Honda in 1954 during his first European tour - and, undoubtedly, what he saw made a huge impression on him.
Meanwhile, the design department under the direction of Johann Hilber took over the design of the next generation of Kreidler machines.
The chassis was also designed from scratch: instead of the old tubular frame, there is a welded structure of two halves, stamped from steel sheet 2 mm thick.
A short-lever fork is installed in front, a pendulum suspension is installed in the back.
Alas, these dizzying successes may have affected the fate of the Kreidler brand in the most tragic way. Alfred Kreidler was finally convinced that his factories produce the perfect motorcycle, in which nothing needs to be changed.
Against their background, Florett looked just like a dinosaur - and at the same time was more expensive! The logical result: on January 20, 1981, the Kreidler Werke GmbH company went bankrupt.
It was a black year for German industry - for the first time in the post-war years, the volume of production fell, and 16,000 companies in Germany went bankrupt.
But for the 1,400 workers at Kreidler Werke, this was little consolation.