The Heinkel Tourist came at a time when brands like Vespa and Lambretta were already recognized market leaders.
More luxurious than any other scooter ever made, Heinkel Tourist was created by Heinkel Flugzeugwerke, Germany in the year 1953 as an upmarket product. With steering lock, speedometer, fixed clock, small luggage space its 4-stroke engine was an industry first compared to the usual 2-stroke engine scooters that was the norm.
After 7 years of continuous production a new model called Heinkel Tourist 103 A2 was launched with new body panels and modified telescopic forks. Over 50,000 of this model were produced and sold until 1965.
The British labelled this model as the ‘Rolls-Royce’ of scooters while the Americans called it as the ‘Cadillac’ of scooters.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Opening seats|
|- Movable steering handle, wheels and stand|
|- On plinth (platform base)|
|- Extreme detailed scale model and a rare find|
|Dimension (in inches)||10.5 x 4.5 x 7.5|
|Color||Beige / Red|