The Dolmette

The Dolmette is an innovative and crazy motorcycle, originally invented by the cult comic illustrator, Rötger Feldmann, better known as "Brösel", the author of WERNER.

The comic idea has now been translated into reality by a group of engineers at the firm Dolmar. They created a unique motorcycle unlike anything else in the world, driven by 24 professional chainsaw engines. The standard engine was tuned from 6.3 hp to 7.1 hp in order to achieve an overall performance of 170 hp. A clever system of 12 synchronous belts bundles this force and transmits it on to the back wheel, where it is engaged with a huge torque of 400 Nm.

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MAHLE supplies the firm Dolmar with pistons and cylinders for small engines. In this product segment, MAHLE is Europe's largest supplier for manufacturers of professional, handheld and engine-powered devices such as chainsaws, fine cutters and blowing devices. However, our premium engine components are also found in motorcycles and recreational vehicles such as snowmobiles, personal water crafts or all-terrain vehicles.

Employing a workforce of over 30,000 in more than 60 production sites, the MAHLE Group achieved sales of approx. 3.2 billion euros and is therefore among the 30 largest international suppliers of the automobile industry.

Stuttgart, August 25, 2004

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