From:Gene Underwood
Subject:RE: RE: Russian hummer Date:Sun Sep 14 11:18:23 2014
Response to:19880

Yes it looks very close to the zid k55. Also, as you read about the Russian
bikes, it gets very confusing. It seems the k-125 like I have is the same
factory as zid. There area few differences between the different Russian
ones. Tool box is a little different. The rear fender support is different.on
mine from the picture you can see the engine case is stamped k-125.. Also
the taillight is a little different.. Any more info by anyone I would appreciate!
Thanks, gene

Gene, it looks just like a ZID K55, google that and see what pops up
This is the Russian hummer that didn't sell on ebay. I acquired it.
It's an interesting little bike. I've been told by a few eastern block antique
motorcycle museums that it may be the only one in the USA.
It is a 1954(?) Kovrov Arms Factory K-125.
There were at least 3 companies in Russiaa that made. Lines of the DKW
RT 125. Mockba, Minsk, and Kovrov Arms Factory. Mockba was acquired
by Minsk at some time. Apparently the kovrov arms factory bikes are the
rarest of the three.
Does anyone know anything about this? Research has been difficult at
best! Thanks in advance. Gene