The HOREX Story

The motorcycle – made in Landsberg am Lech

Alois Wolfmüller and a few of his friends invent the series production motorcycle in a small machine factory in the historic town centre of Landsberg am Lech and patent the German word for motorcycle, “Motorrad”. Some 120 “Hildebrand & Wolfmüller” were built in all; eight originals still exist today. Barely 300 km away as the crow flies in Bad Homburg, Friedrich Kleemann is only just 16 years old and is probably not even thinking about building motorcycles yet.