Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What does MCB mean?
Monark Cresent Bolagen or translated..."Monark Cresent Company"
Who Imported Monarks?
John Olson of Inter-Trends, Costa Mesa, CA
Who imported MCBs
Contrary to popular belief, MCBs were not imported by Inter-Trends. MCBs were imported by Rockford Motors, Inc. of Rockford, Illinois. Rockford Motors ceased operation in 1975.
How Many Monark Were Built
From May 1970 to May 1976, 3480 MX, T and ISDT were produced. - Information from Goran Rosén of Sweden
How Many Monark Were Imported?
We have no accurate figures at this time, but Monark Importer, John Olssen estimates there were approximately 1100 Monark 125s were imported (ISDT, MX and GS), before the 1973 Honda Elsinore was delivered to the dealers in August 1973 after which, according to John "it was 'rena natta' - to be pronounced with Gothenburg dialect - meaning. loosely: that was the end.
How Many Enduro / T- Models Were Imported?
It is our understanding that NO T-Models were imported into the U.S. Market. If you know otherwise, drop us a line.
Do you have any information on when Monark changed tank designs?
From 1970 to May 1975 the Monark tanks came with knee-pads, The last bikes Monark produced, from May 1975 to 1976 were equipped with the plain yellow tank. This plain tank was also used on the moped model
The paint schemes were as follows...
Submitted by Bengt Gyllén, Sweden
EDITOR'S NOTE: The MX and GS models had a slightly different color yellow. The MX version were darker yellow while the GS models had a more lemon yellow color.
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