The 640 cc rotary engine was mounted within the front wheel and was made of 5 cylinders with side-mounted valves and it displaced 640 cc. The crankshaft was the front axle, which remained stationary while the cylinders rotated with the wheel. There was no clutch or transmission.
To start the Megola, you had to push start or spin the front wheel while the bike was on its stand. The top speed was 85 km/h (52 mph) resulting in a win at the German Championship in 1924, while later, sportier models were said to be capable of 140 km/h (88 mph). The box section frame contained the main fuel tank which fed by gravity a smaller tank mounted on the axle. The front suspension consisted of semi-elliptical springs. A total of 2000 Megolas were built and only 10 rideable examples remain, with one existing in the Guggenheim Museum in New York, USA.