Radne Motor AB - Över 50 år med motorsport

  • 1960

    Leif Radne started with karting

    22 year old Leif Radne started with karting and experimented with engines in his parents garage in Mälarhöjden just out side stockholm

  • 1966

    Leif Radne on IKEA parkinglot

    Leif Radne in his twin engine Tecno Parilla on the parking lot of the first IKEA warehouse in Skärholmen, Stockholm.

  • 1966

    Company "Motorfirma Leif Radne"

    Company "Motorfirma Leif Radne" was registered

  • 1966

    First commercial product

    Radne produces his first commercial product, a mechanical disc brake. The production of the brakes continued until 2006.

  • 1967

    Radne makes a reed valve for karting engines

    Radne converts Parilla BA13 from rotary valve system to reed valve system. To suit national classes. The system was copied by several importers. The system is common on nearly all kart engines from middle of the 80s.

  • 1972

    The birth of an engine

    Years had passed in karting and now suitable engine for young driver was available, Leif hooked up with a developer at Partner Chainsaw company and they put their brains togheter and found a solution. See full story here

  • 1973

    Radne makes the first electronic ignition for karting

    The first version of the Radne electronic ignition system is produced. Lasse Forsman used this in his first world final, became no 2 in the prefinal and no 5 in the final.

  • 1975

    Radne Karting becomes dealer for Komet.

  • 1975

    Generation two of the electronic ignition

    The next version of the electronic ignition system is in production. The system becomes a great succes. Especially in 50 cc motor cross.

  • 1978

    Radne partners with Dino karts

    Radne starts to sell Dino karts in Sweden, it became a big success for many years

  • 1980

    The Raket Brand

    New model of 85 cc Partner is being produced. And the name Raket is born

  • 1985

    The company moves out of the garage to the present location

    The small garage got to small, we moved to the present location just a few kilometers from the garage. Now we hade 100 square meters to work on and we could produce more.

  • 1982

    The first Radne Karting catalogue

    We could see that mail order was successful in other branches, but could the karting people also but stuff by mail order?

    Yes! We have since then produced the catalog annually, from 24 pages black and white to 300 pages full color in 2015 distributed all over the world.

  • 1987

    Radne Motor AB is created

    Radne Karting becomes Radne Motor AB a public company

  • 1988

    Radne and Rotax

    Radne Motor AB becomes distributor for Rotax

  • 1989

    Raket 85 is upgraded

    Introduction of a new and modern crank case for Raket 85.

  • 1990

    Radne Motor and CRG

    Radne Motor starts to work with CRG and we are still doing it after a few decades

  • 1992

    Raket 60

    Production start of Raket 60 Cadet

  • 1995

    Raket 120 for ultra light

    Production start of Raket 120 for ultra light air craft and karting. Introduction of catalytic converter on all engines, if you so wish.

  • 1999

    The first Max Challenge Race

    The first Rotax Max Challenge race was started in Sweden

  • 2005

    An idea of a new engine was born

    Endless hours in the workshop and by the computer developing the first low emission karting engine

  • 2006

    The first prototype was presented

    The first prototype was presented to federations

  • 2008

    The Raket 95 Dual Charge starts to race

    The first race with Raket 95 Dual Charge was a fact, over 50 drivers with the new engine for the first race

  • 2012

    Radne acquires Forsman Motor AB

    Radne Motor acquires the leading Sparco distributor in Sweden: Forsman Motor AB in a step to widen the business into Rally & Racing.

    Radne Motor has now 9 employees

  • 2013

    Radne invests in better storage

    Radne takes a big step and makes a large investment in an automatic storage machine that goes through the ceiling up the top of the building that can store and retrieve all material that is in stock. Faster deliveries to the customer

  • 2014

    Radne releases the R95 Cadet version

    Radne Motor releases the R95 Cadet version, a cheaper version the the 95 but only ropestart and 9800 rpm rev limiter.

  • 2016


    We are still developing our company so check in from time to time to see what we are doing, we always have some news...

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