Zündapp Werke, GmbH

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Zündapp Werke, GmbH

The Zündapp Werke, GmbH was on September 17, 1917 in Nuremberg. its business was the manufacture of detonators, its first name “Zünder- und G.m.b.H.”. Its emblem in the shape letter “Z” was born at the time,

One of company founders was Fritz

After the war the demand for weapons and parts declined sharply, so the started producing motorcycles. At the end of – the beginning of 1922 the name of the was changed to Zündapp Werke, AT the end of the 1920s the production site was to new shops in Schweinau, which is the of Nuremberg.

A British light-weight called Levis was chosen as a for copying because it was considered one of the promising models of the time. It was a motorcycle with a twin-cylinder (211 cc, 3.5 h.p.). Later on, in the first Zündapp Werke, production line was the birthplace of the new series, with 249 cc and 5 h.p. a 3-speed gear box.

The first motorcycle with a gear box was made by the company in That was a motorcycle of S series had a single-cylinder, 4-…, 4-cylinder, OHV called Phyton (500 It was manufactured under licence of a British company.

1933 included a number of new components: a stamped of steel plate, drive with cardan and horizontally-opposed engine. In the same the 100000th motorcycle rolled off the line of Zündapp Werke,

At the time German army after declaring a tender, the K 500W motorcycle and included it its inventory. It was rigged with a engine (498 cc, 16.3 This motorcycle was used by the both solo and with the Later on, the German army the motorcycle which was known as DB it had a 2-…, single-cylinder engine cc, 6.8 h.p.).

By mid 1930s the Wehrmacht bought the type К 800W, with the horizontally opposed engine cc, 21.8 h.p.). The last heavy motorcycle with engine was KS 600 (which was a souped-up К KS 600 was the most famous motorcycle of the prior to the emergence of Zündapp KS 750 .

At the Zündapp Werke, GmbH was only civilian motorcycles, though all heavy machines from the start intended for purposes. This is why, the Wehrmacht started its procurement there were practically no necessary.

Introduction of military in March 1935 increased the of the army motorcycles. Since no one special military machines, the procured heavy civilian that would allow use. All military motorcycles rigged up with all-terrain map-boards and also painted in with existing rules for camouflage.

The most popular motorcycle the conscripts in early 1930s was KS 18 thousand of these motorcycles delivered to the Wehrmacht.

During the automotive show in Berlin new were presented, with having operating capacity 200 cc (twin-cylinder) to 800 cc (four-cylinder, horizontally-opposed). New were created by designers and Xavier Küchen. These had stamped frames, which had a characteristic feature of Zündapp

Beside the mentioned DB 200 and K 800W models were also K 500W and KS 600W.

All in all, motocycles Model K 800 were and K 500 quicky gave way to the superior KS 600 its OHV engines with capacity of 589 cc (K or 596 cc (KS 600). These machines competed with BMW R 12 motorcycles. The KS 600 had good performance characteristics to the stamped frame and the simple fork).

These machines were the German military motorcycles models BMW R 75 and Zündapp KS 750 arrived a drive to the sidecar wheel.

Werke, GmbH also lighter courier-service motorcycles. popular was DB 200 Derby rigged a twin-cylinder engine (198 cc and 6.5-7 h.p.).

Models К 500 and KS 600 were also quite in operation. K 800 was especially favored by most of all K 800 with sidecars. inexpensive machines with a engine and horizontally-opposed cylinder were the only ones could compete with BMW R 12.

K 800, however, had the following spark plugs got often due to the undercooling of rear cylinders. K 800 was and still is the only four-cylinder used by the German army. Big from Bayerische Motoren AG and Zündapp Werke, GmbH considerable popularity, even their bulky engines the opposed arrangement of cylinders not always convenient when off the road, especially without the (For that same cylinders of the Zündapp KS 750 were turned upwards: under the of 170 instead of 180.)

The situation in mid-1941. At the time two types of started arriving to active locations and they were designed to serve in the worst conditions during military Heerswaffenamt [Army Weapons fulfilled the order for their some time before the of WWII. These motorcycles BMW R 75 and Zündapp KS 750.

18 635 motorcycles of the KS 750 type were until 1945.

After in 1949, the Zündapp Werke, re-started making motorcycles. A later a second production was introduced in Munich. The production of was continuing until the mid1980s.

In Zündapp Werke, GmbH its bankruptcy.Both the equipment and production were purchased by a bicycle-manufacturing in Tianjin (China).

Zündapp 200 S
Zündapp 200 S
Zündapp 200 S
Zündapp 200 S


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