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DKW NZ500 Twostroke Twin 1941, Left Side


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Manufacturer: DKW
Model: NZ500
Year: 1941
Displacement: 489 cc
Engine type: 2-stroke twin
Bore / Stroke: 64 x 76 mm
Power: 18.5hp @ 4200 rpm
Top Speed: 115 km/h
Production: c.4600

Frame number: 553460
Engine number: 1121082

DKW was Europe's largest motorcycle builder in the 1930s, manufacturing a large range of machines - the NZ500 was one of their fastest and most powerful. An air-cooled twin of advanced design featuring swinging-arm rear suspension, the NZ500 employed engine dimensions of 64x76mm bore/stroke (for a capacity of 489cc) and produced 18.5bhp. Representing the pinnacle of pre-war DKW motorcycle design, approximately 4,200 of these rare and desirable models were constructed between 1939 and 1942, almost all of which were supplied to Hitler's SS.

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