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TOMOS the winner

 Since the very beginning, Tomos has put a lot of efforts also in the production of racing motorcycles. The races, with more than a 100-year tradition, were Tomos’ best opportunity for the promotion of quality and durability of its two-wheelers, while the achievements and experience from the racing courses were later efficiently used in serial production. Tomos started with the racing activity already in the late fifties and recorded the best international achievements in the motorcycling sport with its 50 cm3 motorcycles.
  
The glorious beginnings. Puch 250 SGSS

 
 

Already in 1956, Tomos set up a team of racers which participated in the international competition in Leningrad and won in the 125 cm3 and 250 cm3 classes the very first year. The competitors won with Puch 250 SGSS motorcycles in the Yugoslavian motorcycling races in the class up to 250 cm3 in 1962 and 1962, when Tomos was already focusing on the races featuring motorcycles under 50 cm3.  

  
Development of lighter racing bikes. Tomos Colibri
 
 
 

At the 1959 Portorož international motor race, Tomos initiated the introduction of a special category of motorcycles up to 50 cm3. The racing bike Colibri was the pioneer of road racing in this class and won the competition reaching the average speed of 93 km/h. The next year, Tomos moped won again in its class and competed successfully also in the class up to 125 cm3. (D3) 

  
The first winner abroad…Colibri Special
 
 
 

In 1960, the Tomos Team participated in an international motorcycling race abroad for the first time. The 50-cubic racing bike was tested at the Moto-Cup race in Hockenheim, organised specifically for the mopeds of this class. Only German racers were allowed to compete with European motorcycles. Among 32 competitors riding 5 different types of motorcycles the winner was Heinrich Rosenbuch on Tomos Colibri-Special, which was a great sensation. (D5)  

  
... was not the last one. The racer D5
 
 
 

Less than a year later, the Hockenheim race was already part of the European Championship of the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) and allowed racers from other countries to compete. Tomos won again, or to be more precise, Miro Zelnik riding the Tomos racing moped D-5.
Due to great interest in high-speed racing motorcycles of the category up to 50 cm3 at home and abroad, the first series of racing motorcycles type D-5 was produced in Tomos in 1962, which was further improved in 1964 and the following year, when major construction changes were made on the moped. In 1964, Tomos won the title of the national champion of the Netherlands, and the same Swedish title in 1965. (D5 to D6 - p.15)

In the category up to 50 cm3 the Tomos racers won the Yugoslav national championship titles without interruption in the period from 1962 until 1974.  

  
New rules, new racer. D6S
 
 
 

The International Motorcycling Federation limited the minimum allowed weight of motorcycles in the 1969 season to 60 kg and the maximum number of gears to 6. Tomos adapted to these new requirements by developing a new racing motorcycle D-6-S. The Tomos Team competed with this new racer in the Yugoslav national championship already in 1968; one year later they also participated in the world championship races. The Italian racer Gilberto Parlotti won the Italian national championship in 1969 and 1970 with this bike. Tomos also won the title of national champion in road racing competitions in Sweden and Finland. (D6-p.24 to Cross Senior)  

  

Developing a new winner 
 

 

When the German Kreidler won the title of the national champion in 1975, after 13 victorious years for Tomos, the company started developing new road racing motorcycles. They were called the “Specials” and were improved and supplemented constantly until they finally made the model GP (grand prix) 75 (year) GP 77, GP 78 and GP 79, the latter reaching the top speed of 204 km/h at the tests carried out at the Grobnik airport; however, they were not allowed to use it at the official races, since the improvements were not in line with the applicable regulations. (DMS GP75 do GP79)

European champion. The racer DM GP Tomos’ investments in research and development bore fruit in 1982, when the racer Zdravko Matulja won the title of the European Champion in the category up to 50 cm3 with the new motorcycle DM GP. In this period, the company has officially withdrawn from racing; however, it continued to support Zdravko Matulja financially and by providing equipment in the seasons 1982 and 1983. The latter was also the last season in which Tomos' motorcycles of the category up to 50 cm3 competed in the world motorcycling championship races. (DM GP)  

  
TOMOSO RACING MOTORCYCLES THROUGH TIME
 
 
 D3 (1959; version 1)
Vehicles made  2
Max speed 95 kph
Gears  3
Engine power 

 3,7 (5) KM @ 8000 /min-1

Total weight  cca 47 kg
Achievements Portorož "Prix Litoral" (1.)
 
 D5 (1960; version 1)
Vehicles made  4
Max speed 120 kph
Gears  5
Engine power  5,1 (7) KM @ 12000 /min-1
Total weight     cca 50 kg
Achievements Fall cup Hockenheim (1.)
 
 D5 (1960; version 2)
Vehicles made  4
Max speed 130 kph
Gears  5
Engine power 5,9 (8) KM @ 12000 /min-1
Total weight  cca 52 kg
Achievements European cup 
 Hockenheim (1.), Zandworth (2.)
 
 D7 (1962; version 1)
Vehicles made  5
Max speed 140 kph
Gears 7
Engine power  7 (9,5) KM @ 12000 /min-1
Total weight  cca 48 kg
Achievements Opatija 1963 (1.)
 
 D5 (1962; version 2)
Vehicles made  100
Max speed 
Gears  5
Engine power  6,2 (8,5) KM @ 12000 /min-1
Total weight   cca 50 kg
Achievemnts  Netherland national championship 1964 and Swedish n.c. 1965
 
 D9 (1965; version 1)
Vehicles made  6
Max speed 150 kph
Gears 9
Engine power  8,1 (11) KM @ 14000 /min-1
Total weight  39 kg - dry 
Achievements Yugoslavian national champion  1965, 1966, 1967
 
 D6 (1967; version 1)
Vehicles made  12
Max speed 150 kph
Gears 6
Engine power  8,8 (12) KM @ 13200 /min-1
Total weight 55 kg
Achievements Yugoslavian national champion 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972
 
 D6 (1968; version 2)
Vehicles made 3
Max speed 
Gears  6
Engine  
Total weight  55 kg
Achievements Made for Nurburgring factury  necessities (6.). Golden medal for the shape on Bienale of industrial design BIO 3.
 
 D6 (1969; version3)
Vehicles made  4
Max speed 160 kph
Gears   6
Engine power  10,3 (14) KM @ 13500 /min-1
Total weight  55 kg
Achievements Italian national champion FMI in 1969, 1970; classifications among the first ten on GP races. Based on results, the most successful Tomos race motorcycle.
 
D6 (1971; version 1)
Vehicles made  1
Max speed 165 kph
Gears  6
Enginepower  10,3 (14) @ 14000 /min-1
total weight  55 kg
Achievements  Prototype made in  Parlotti - Ringhini cooperation (average result)
 
D6 (1972; version 1)
Vehicles made  1
Max speed 
Gears  6
Engine power  10,3 (14) @ 14000 /min-1
Total weight  55 kg
Achievements  Prototype made only for  Parlotti based on his measures, very low, did not compete due to development stopping
 
 Cross Junior (1973; version 1)
Vehicles made  20
Max speed 
Gears  5
Engine power  5,7 (7,8) KM @ 8000 /min-1
Total weight cca 66 kg
Achievements Prize for the design in  Beograd.
 
Cross Junior (1974; version 1)
Vehicles made  300
Max speed 
Gears  5
Engine power 5,7 (7,8) KM @ 8000 /min-1
Total weight  cca 68 kg
Achievements
 
Cross junior (1975; version 1)
Vehicles made  5
Max speed 
Gears  5
Engine power 7,8 (10,6) KM @ 9800 /min-1
Total weight  cca 55 kg
Achievements
 
DMS - GP75 (1976; version 1)
Vehicles made  20
Max speed 160 kph
Gears  6
Engine power 10,3 (14) KM @ 13500 /min-1
Total weight  cca 55 kg
Achievements For sale and factory team.
 
DM GP (1977; version 1)
Vehicles made  6
Max speed 
Gears  6
Engine power  11,8 (16) KM @ 14500 /min-1
Total weight  cca 55 kg
Achievements 
 
DM GP - GP78 (1978; version 2)
Vehicles made  6
Max speed 
Gears  6
Engine power  12,2 (16,5) KM @ 15000 /min- 1
Total weight  cca 55 kg
Achievements 
 
DM GP - GP79 (1979; version 3)
Vehicles made  4
Max speed175 kph
Gears 6
Engine power 13,2 (18) KM @ 15500 /min-1
Total weight cca 55 kg
Achievements 
 
 DM GP (1980; version 4)
Vehicles made  Improved predecessors
Max speed >158 kph
Gears  6
Engine power  13,2 (18) KM @ 16000 /min-1
Total weight cca 55 kg
Achievements Natinal championship (1.) 
 European championship (1.)

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