Like so many of the early motorcyclecompanies, Adler began making bicycles in 1886 but also started to producetypewriters in 1895.
The first motorcycle rolled out of the plant in 1902 butwas a short lived production cycle of only a few years. The automobile wasbecoming the new style in transport causing Adler to delve into car productionwith the release of their first car in 1900. From the end of the first decadeuntil the late forties, Adler concentrated its efforts on bicycles, typewritersand automobiles. Forty years later Adler once again revived their motorcycle production to helpmeet the public's need for affordable transportation. The Adler soon had a goodreputation for a comfortable ride with its front and rear suspension and solidframe. The company had some success in the area of competition as well,especially in endurance racing.
Early years in the plant's motorcycle history produced small engined singleswhich led to the twin cylinder M200. Later the M250 was Adler's best sellerwhich caught the attention of other bike manufacturers and inspired motorcyclesbuilt by Ariel and Yamaha. Adler was acquired by electrical giant Grundig in 1958 and motorcycle productionceased later that year.