Thanks for the positive response my dudes!
Schwalbes are indeed pretty commonplace in (Eastern) Germany, but generally a rare sight anywhere else. I’ve had this one for about 5 years now, but igition issues have plagued it for the majority of that time. Could never it to go much over 60 miles on a new set of immitation ignition parts and original spec parts are simply not available.
Finally to give it the works by upgrading to a 12 volt Vape ignition system last summer. Pretty much every single related to the electrics on it is brand new right now. Bulbs to wiring harness, the lot. Those upgrades really transformed it from a hateful turd to a lovely, reliable daily ped. ;)