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Why is a motorbike/cycle called a Toeff in CH-deutsch ?

Prompted by this unfortunate accident http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich/...story/20112057 a question that has crossed my mind more than once, what is the etymology or explanation for calling a Motorrad a Toeff here ?
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Re: Why is a motorbike/cycle called a Toeff in CH-deutsch ?

As far as I know, because of the sound they make.

(probably pre-war singles)

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