Pannonia was the best-known motorcycle manufacturer from Hungary. Produced between 1951 and 1975, Pannonia sold just under 700,000 bikes. An American importer based out of Santa Ana, CA called White Motorcycles private-labeled Pannonia’s to sell in the US. The Pannonia P20 was a 250cc two-stroke that was based on a DKW model. As Yamaha had also cloned the DKW, the Pannonia looked an awful lot like the contemporary Yamaha of the time.
The P20 was introduced in 1970 – the new twin cylinder engine produced 23 horsepower. Production lasted until the company went under in 1975, and it was pretty much unchanged through this time. A 5-speed gearbox enabled this bike to attain a top speed of 75 mph.
The seller has left a surprisingly detailed history of this specific Pannonia P20. He’s very knowledgeable about the brand, and has owned several during his riding career. He bought this bike sight unseen from a restorer, and it won 2nd place at the Del-Mar Concourse d’Elegance Show in the Continental European Division. It’s hard enough to find a Pannonia in decent shape nowadays, let alone concourse condition. As it has sat for nearly a decade, a few minor issues should be taken care of before you start it up, but the seller takes some time to describe what needs to happen.
Find this Pannonia P20 for sale here on eBay with a BIN price of $5,250 in Sun Valley, California.