Nimbus Type C ‘Odin’s Fury’ Custom Racer

Nimbus Type C ‘Odin’s Fury’ Custom Racer

September 26, 2017

Nimbus Type C 'Odin's Fury' Custom Racer

The impressive historical Nimbus type C ‘Odin’s Fury’ land speed racer, with a shaft drive design.

The Nimbus type C ‘Odin’s Fury’ by Danish motorcycle builder and restorer Lars Nielsen, of Gonzo Motorcycles.



The ‘Type-C’, also named the Bumblebee, was used by Denmark’s police force, postal service and military.

Nimbus Type C 'Odin's Fury' Custom Racer (6)

It stayed in production until 1959 and 12,000 units were produced. Many Nimbus motorcycles still exist in Denmark today.

Nimbus Type C 'Odin's Fury' Custom Racer (5)

It was one of the first to use telescopic front forks as well as an electronic ignition system.



Its engine was based on a single block inline 4 design, producing a modest 18bhp that, later increased to 22. It could reach speeds of up to 120km/h.

Nimbus Type C 'Odin's Fury' Custom Racer (4)

Nimbus Type C 'Odin's Fury' Custom Racer (3)



Nimbus Type C 'Odin's Fury' Custom Racer (2)

Nimbus Type C 'Odin's Fury' Custom Racer (1)

Images credit Gonzo Motorcycles

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