After World War II the documentation and equipment of the German DKW factory in Zschopau were taken to the USSR as war reparations. Production of the RT125 model began in Moscow under the M1A brand.
Minsk motorcycles rapidly gaining popularity both in the USSR and in foreign markets. They has been delivered to the 45 countries, and the total number exceeded 6.5 million.
In 2007 Motovelo became the private company. New state-of-the-industry models go into production. Unveled M1NSK logo echoes the name of the first motorcycle.
M1NSK is the only mass motorcycle brand on the today's market which has the State quality mark of the USSR.