The house of Henrik Dzitko stands on the outskirts of the agricultural town of Porechie, surrounded by tall thuja and overgrown wild rose. Well – kept yard, and in the middle- a huge hangar. It is there that almost three dozen iron horses stand peacefully. Powerful "Ural", compact "Java", graceful Hungarian "Pannonia" and old-school scooters.
Henryk Adamovich himself once graduated from the automobile and tractor Department of the Polytechnic Institute in Minsk, so with all motor vehicles, the man is on "you". In addition, the family always had motorcycles, a young guy Henrik Dzitko drove on "Java". And then I decided to collect domestic motorcycles. In the early 90's, when numerous factories began to curtail the production of iron horses, Henrik Adamovich decided to speed up, otherwise there would be nothing to show his grandchildren in the future. So the collection began to be replenished with Soviet bikes.
– These motorcycles were designed only for our roads. They could safely drive on sand, earth, cobblestones, asphalt was not needed. In addition, the factories at that time produced reliable equipment. The population bought motorcycles that could work on the farm
, – says Henrik Dzitko.
One of the first copies in the collection, it is also the most "age" – IZH-49. A measuring Cup is attached to the inside of the tank lid. The fact is that for motorcycles, gasoline must be diluted with engine oil – do not make a mistake with the proportion of the latter, just this capacity helped. There was also no glove compartment, but thanks to the flight of engineering ideas of Soviet developers, a special closing niche appeared on the tank. Next to the IZH are two Hungarian "Pannonia": one with a stroller, the other without. These motorcycles were sold mainly in two colors – black and blue, red copies were rare. Therefore, Henrik Adamovich decided to give one of his "Pannonia" a unique look – he painted it red. Next to the motorcycles are Soviet scooters – the first "Tourist", released in 1970, and next to them is a cargo "Ant", which used to deliver food to kindergartens or used to transport small loads at factories.
For example, the high-speed and compact "Java" was preferred by young people. Especially desperate people could even ride it to the sea, but in the carriage of the powerful "Ural" they calmly transported not only people (which, in fact, it was designed for), but even agricultural products: it could easily fit five bags of potatoes.
Most motorcycles are not on the move.
– This is not necessary, – says Henrik Dzitko. – It is not economically feasible to keep them all in working order – fuel, insurance, charged batteries – neither time nor money will be enough.
Therefore, the majority of motorcycles are silent, and only a few emit a characteristic roar and even leave. For example, the M-1036 collector remade for himself. Rides it for mushrooms or just rides in the woods.
– A lightweight stroller is made here, because its serial prototype is heavy. Made fences on the steering wheel handles and on the engine – it turned out a kind of protection from branches. In front of the wheelchair there are special hooks on which a rope is wound. This is done so that you can pull the equipment out of the mud if the motorcycle gets bogged down somewhere,- says the source.
Henrik Adamovich admits that it is not so easy to collect Soviet motorcycles. One of the problems is that today there are no available motorcycle workshops where you can repair such equipment. Yes, and with spare parts on the model of that time trouble.
– To build one motorcycle, you need to have two of these. Because all the equipment is old, factories do not produce spare parts for such motorcycles. Why, there are no such factories anymore! – shared a sore collector.
Henrik Adamovich has a dream – he wants to collect full lines of different models of Soviet motorcycles. For example, today the collection of Ijas is almost complete, just a couple of models are missing. In particular, "IZH-Planeta-Sport", the cost of which reaches thousands of dollars. And it is not so easy to find it – at one time the release was quite limited.
Nevertheless, the collector is always happy to show his iron horses to guests: bikers, families with children, and just nostalgic for those times look here. After all, in the spacious hangar of Henrik Dzitko fit not just a collection of motorcycles, but an entire era.