SIBA Elektrik G.m.b.H


SIBA Elektrik G.m.b.H is a former German automotive electrical manufacturer, noted as manufacturers of the Dynastart combined starter motor and dynamo, used on many cars, motorcycles and scooters[1][2] in the 1950s and notable for providing an electric method of reversing, when attached to a two-stroke engine, the engine's running direction, thus providing a way to reverse a vehicle without a reverse gear in the gearbox. A British company SIBA Electric Ltd was established in 1954 to import the Dynastart units, eventually manufacturing themselves from 1957. The German company was sold to BOSCH in 1957, whilst the British company was taken over by Lucas in the same year.[3][4]


  1. ^ Read, C.P (21 August 1958). "A factory in a garden". Motor Cycling. London: Temple Press Ltd. 98 (2527): 512–513.
  2. ^ "Servicing data sheet No 13-2 Siba Dynastart". Motor Cycle Trader. London: Iliffe Specialist Publications Ltd. 25 June 1965.
  3. ^ "Siba Electric". Grace's Guide. 2011. Retrieved 16 August 2011.
  4. ^ "116. SIBA Electric Ltd" (PDF). Report on the Supply of Electrical Equipment for Mechanically Propelled Land Vehicles. HC 21, 1963-64. The Competition Commission. 18 December 1963. p. 41. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 16 August 2011.