In 1956, Messerschmitt returned to aircraft manufacture and sold the Regenburg works to Fritz Fend, who formed a new company with Valentin Knott to continue producing the KR200 and other vehicle designs. In 1957, the Kabrio version of the KR200 was introduced featuring a cloth convertible top and fixed side window frames. With Germany’s economy recovering and the demand for inexpensive transportation reducing, production of the KR200 declined, ceasing in 1964. Some 40,000 Messerschmitt kabinerollers were produced.
New Zealand Classic Motorcycles
The museum formerly at Napier housed an extraordinary collection. It has moved to the home of the World's Fastest Indian.
More information: New Zealand Classic Motorcycles.