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DS 500 — 1924

A very rare DS (David Senning) motorcycle built in Falun, Sweden, in 1924. It has not been used for 65-70 years. Not renovated, only maintained and with some paint touch ups.

Johan Ålander
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Ida Johansen
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"A very nice and good bike that hasn't been started for many years, but the engine turns over."

150 000SEK
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Johan Ålander
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Ida Johansen
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"A very nice and good bike that hasn't been started for many years, but the engine turns over."


This rare motorcycle, built in Dalarna in 1924, was given to the current owner's husband as compensation for repairing a truck in the 1950s. It is said to have been test driven many years ago but has since been standing still. It was re-registered in 1946 when it was not used during the difficult years of World War II with, among other things, petrol rationing. The DS is in a very nice naturally patinated condition. The motorcycle has not been restored but only cared for and maintained. It doesn't seem to be modified to any great extent from what we can understand. The engine rolls over
Veterinarian David Senning was a well-known rider in reliability competitions, he tried several brands but was not satisfied with them and therefore wanted to build his own motorcycle. In 1922, Senning came into contact with engineer Gustaf Dahlin and the two built a test series of ten motorcycles with Swiss M.A.G. engines and Husqvarna frames. DS started mass production in 1924. There was a 500 cc and a 750 cc model with M.A.G. engines and a few with English JAP engines. In total, about 500 DS motorcycles were produced until 1927 in black or white.

Technical data

  • Year
  • Registration date
  • Mileage
  • Kw / hp
    4 / 6 
  • Fuel Type
  • Transmission
  • Interior finish
  • Colour


  • Mechanical condition:

    To an untrained eye, it appears to be fairly untouched and complete. It hasn't been started for many years, but the engine rolls over. Some wires from the handlebars are missing.

  • Exterior condition:

    Naturally patinated original appearance created only by the ravages of time. Slightly touch-up painted. Possibly the wings have been repainted at some point.

  • General condition:

    A fantastic and exciting Swedish motorcycle in a fairly untouched condition.

Location and viewing Information

Location: Dala-Järna

For viewing the vehicle, contact the valuator/depot:

Johan Ålander
+46 705-80 91 17

Pick up

Collection must take place before: 2023-03-16.

NOTE! Payment (deposit to our account) must be made within 5 days and before collection.

Auction information

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