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Wanderer K500 Kardan 1929

Designed by Alexander Novikoff and introduced in 1928, the 500cc vertical single shaft-driven K 500 was the last true Wanderer built in the Chemnitz factory. It proved very expensive, and was part of the reason for the factory's demise at the onset of the Great Depression.

Specification as follows:

Engine: single-cylinder, 4-stroke, twin-port (doppelport)
Displacement: 498 cc
Power: 17 PS
Transmission: 3-speed gearbox, cardan shaft.
Maximum speed:
Production: 1928–1930, c.2000 units built.