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“Strizh” experimental Dnepr roadracer

The photo shows experimental special sports motorcycle with a sidecar for SHKG (road racing) of the 750 cm³ class and a 5-speed gearbox, the gears of the secondary shaft of which were on roller bearings.

With the interchangeability of spare parts, there was a mess in the entire Soviet automotive industry, even the bolts on similar units were all of different diameters / threads

sources: Sergei Pashatsky, Mati Hiis, Oleg Poduzov, USSR Sportsbikes,

Arbalet Ukraine update April 2022

Dear customers,

Despite the war in our country, Arbalet-Ukraine has resumed work and is already delivering spare parts to Dnipro, MT, K750 and M72 motorcycles around the world. Welcome to our store!

Best regards
Arbalet-Ukraine team

Note; We are in no way connected to Arbalet Ukraine, other than being a happy customer many times in the past.
Posting this merely for your notice and attention.


Can i have password for the site password protected parts? I’m searching for information about the K750 motorcycles, any information is useful. In my my country, we need to make a technical description, if we want to put this old bike to road again.
Tibor Kovacs

KMZ 8.157-025 Concept 2008

One of the last concept motorcycles from the KMZ factory, KMZ 8.157-025 in 2008.
It was given the unofficial name ′′ Kongocycle ′′ after the nickname of the chief architect of Congo, possibly in the hope of exports.
It was given a fuel tank from IZH as a forced measure as by that time KMZ no longer released its own fuel tanks, also the front fork was from IZH Orion, but it all had come too late for KMZ.


Some help needed, I have a “Dneprglide” gearbox with an fault !
In second gear it looks like it goes faster and slower constantly.
So I shift very quick in third, no problems at all.
Mentioned causes, takes another gear the same time, oval gear, friction with another gear !
How do I find out what the problem is, and more how do I fix it !!

PS another member of the UDCN has the same problem in third !

Dnipro Motorcycles

Dnipro Motorcycles: Yesterday, Today…Tomorrow?


A Dnipro MT (also referred as a Dnepr MT) is a heavy motorcycle produced in Kyiv since the middle of the XX century. During the times of the Soviet Union, those bikes were sold to many countries by the Satra Corporation and were known as the Cossack Motorcycles. Continue reading