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  • Monark, also known as Cykelfabriken Monark AB and Monark AB, is a Swedish bicycle, moped and motorcycle manufacturer, established in Varberg, Sweden 1908 by the industrialist Birger Svensson

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  • In the 1950s, Monark had a successful record in off-road motorcycle competitions
  • In 1954 they entered 8 bikes in the International Six Days Trial, a form of off-road motorcycle Olympics
  • All 8 Monark riders finished with Gold Medals
  • In 1959, Monark's Sten Lundin won the 500cc motocross world championship
  • When Monark stopped racing, Lundin re-badged his Monark motorcycle as a Lito and recaptured the world championship in 1961
  • He dropped to third place in the world championship in 1962, finished second to Rolf Tibblin in the 1963 world championship and, third in the 1964 world championship
  • In 1961, Monark merged with Nymanbolagen, Uppsala, Sweden into Monark-Crescentbolagen or MCB
  • Monark is today part of Cycleurope, belonging to Grimaldi Industri AB
  • Monark is also a brand of Brazilian bicycles, related to the original Swedish Monark AB

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