The Lohner Sissy from 1957 was a classic post-war two-wheeler, an affordable, easy-to-use 50 cc moped. The “Sissy” owes its name to the films of the same name starring Romy Schneider.

The Sissy was the first Austrian moped to be designed from the start to carry two people. It used a completely new method of construction: standardised components could be combined on a building block principle to produce different variants. A running board splash apron, a luggage tank, a plastic nose panel and a tandem crankset quickly became a two-seater scooter with storage space. A Sachs Type 50 three-speed integrated engine, manufactured by Rotax, enabled speeds of up to 40 km/h.

Date of Issue: 31 January 2019

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