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Capacity : 750
Model : Modèle B
Production : 1923 - 1930
Category : (R) Street Bike


750 Type B - 1924

Czech mates

The engineer Josef Zubaty – whose career would continue with Farman and Skoda – initially designed this machine for the Walter firm in 1917. Walter had abandoned motorcycle production in 1912 to concentrate on automobiles, but its experimental department had remained active. However, the two-wheeler project was ultimately taken up by the Itar (J. Janatka Tovarna Automontage Radlice) factory and production began in 1921, primarily for military usage.

Production in Three Stages

First came the Type A, with a capacity of 706 cc (74x80 mm), which developed 13 hp @ 3000 rpm and was capable of 55 mph; around 300 of this model were made. It was mildly revised in 1923, becoming the Type B; the engine had a bigger displacement and was more powerful. Nevertheless, deliveries to the army ceased in 1926 and civilian production was halted in 1927. It was resumed the following year with a more modern fuel tank, but finally stopped in 1930.

Last Gasps

Under the Itar banner, but this time under the technical direction of Franisek Holubovsky, two 350s were launched in 1927 and two 500s in 1928, powered by British JAP engines with side or overhead valves. Their career also came to an end in 1930. Nothing more was heard of the Itar marque, which, like so many firms founded to meet the needs of state enterprises, had learned the hard way that orders could be canceled at short notice.


Engine: 746cc (77x80 mm) flat-twin; magneto ignition

Power Rating: 17 hp @ 3800 rpm

Valves: side

Fuel System: carburetor

Transmission: 3-speed hand change; chain final drive

Suspension: girder fork (front): rigid (rear)

Brakes: dummy belt rim (front & rear)

Wheels: wire

Maximum Speed: 65 mph

Clearly inspired by the fashionable British Douglas, the Itar was principally reserved for the Czech Army.

Le fichier Moto Passion réalisé par François-Marie Dumas réunit près de deux mille photos accompagnées d'un historique très complet des machines présentées.
Il sera progressivement mis à jour ici et toute information complémentaire est la bienvenue sur info@moto-collection.org.

Cette documentation unique, qui constitue sans doute l'encyclopédie la plus exhaustive jamais écrite sur l'histoire de la moto, a été réalisée avec l'assistance de nombreux spécialistes dont principalement Didier Ganneau, Christophe Gaime, Mick Woollett, Jean Goyard, Bernard Salvat, Christian Rey, Yves Campion, Helmut Krackowizer, Michael Dregni, Michel Montange, etc. que je remercie ici.

Disponible sur demande :
- Les fiches originales sur papier
- Les photos et archives signées de mon nom en haute définition ou les documents originaux.
Me contacter sur info@moto-collection.org pour les conditions et droits d'utilisation.