Munch Mammoth TTS 1200

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Münch 4-1200 TTS

There is an old American motoring which states that is no substitute for cubic inches. it means that when it to engine performance, the bigger the capacity the better. This must certainly have close to German Friedl heart when he set out to build a new motor cycle during the

For maximum performance Munch to use a car engine and after a good at all the available options he settled for the unit normally fitted in the NSU Getting his project off the ground was a business, however, and Mlinch’s history is strewn with problems, failed business and a great deal of heartache, searching and confusion. Whatever his problems, however, Munch’s are well worth a second

Probably the best known of all the models is the standard 1200TTS of the a super-bike in every sense of the The power unit was a single-overhead-camshaft NSU of 1177cc which punched out at 6000 rpm, with two Weber carburettors, or 100bhp at rpm in its later, fuel injected

The 1200TTS used a four-speed developed from the now obsolete Horex Imperator vertical of the late 1950s. The gearchange, effective, was somewhat rough, a sign that the mating of car to motor cycle gearbox was not its problems. For those rather riders who required even performance, modified 1300 and 1400cc versions were available.

In appearance, the 1200TTS was an imposing It carried a large, 5-1/2 fuel tank, which it a strange hump-backed look in of its 55-1/2 inch wheelbase. A touch was the addition of a huge final drive chain, with its own oil bath.

The earliest versions of the Munch reputed to handle badly; the of a heavy car engine and lightweight needed a great deal of to work efficiently. By the mid-1970s, the handling of the 1200TTS models had beyond recognition, but was still in the sports category, of course. 630 lb meant that the big machine not be thrown around like a and its real forte was as a high cruiser.

Münch 4-1200 TTS
Münch 4-1200 TTS

The roadholding, however, was class, as the rear suspension use of highly effective Koni units, while the front were the work of either the Rickman or Italian Ceriani depending on the owner’s order. was also very effective, the wheel being equipped a huge, 12 inch, magnesium brake.

The last Munch fours had forks and dual front but very few of these were made. By the end of the 1970s, however, financial problems meant Friedl Munch was forced to his company and bring production of his machines to a standstill. Munch is if not a dedicated man, however, and at the Show of 1978 he announced of his new company and then showed the world his latest creation.

It was powered by a 1400cc NSU car engine with a turbocharger and fuel for which a power output of was claimed. The new bike bore the name, a make which had an important part in Friedl’s as a young man. Only one remained, however. Was the world for a machine with that of performance?

Only time tell.

Source of review. Bikes by Mike Winfield

Münch 4-1200 TTS
Münch 4-1200 TTS
Münch 4-1200 TTS
Münch 4-1200 TTS
Münch 4-1200 TTS
Münch 4-1200 TTS
Münch 4-1200 TTS
Münch 4-1200 TTS

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