I like old motorcycles...
The beginning of the 1930s was marked by the accelerated motorization of main armies of Europe. U.S.S.R. did not remain aloof. Besides armored troops and automobile technics Red Army began to be equipped with motorcycles strenuously. In 1936 Taganrog tool factory (ТTF) of Stalin started manufacturing of special military model of motorcycle TIZ-АМ-600. Having taken as the pilot model the English motorcycle BSА-600 SLOPER of 1930 and, having brought in its design a number of essential improvements (tubular combined team from 13 elements a frame, German system of an arrangement of levers, etc.), the factory gave armies on those times the most powerful (16,5 h. p.) a domestically produced motorcycle. ТИЗ-AM-600 was widely used in elements of scouts, signalmen, military traffic controllers of movement. On it, machine-gun of Degteryov system was installed directly on a handle bar. The small amount of motorcycles was transferred to militia, in Osoaviahim circles.
With the German Invasion of the Soviet Union, the plant was transferred east to the town of Tyumen in the Ural region. The new plant was known as TMZ (ТМЗ) or Tyumenskiy Mototsikletniy Zavod (Тюменский мотоциклетний завод). This bike was produced before the factories were moved, very rare.