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Zundapp is completely forgotten nowadays. Meanwhile, 60 years ago it was one of the largest motor-car manufacturers in Germany, and its products were no less popular than BMW motorcycles. Today this name is known only to fans of rare motor vehicles and, perhaps, those who are deeply interested in arms and transport of the times Second World War.
The firm appeared in 1917 and intended to start producing fuses. For this purpose, a huge plant was built, which managed to be launched very badly - just at the end of the war. For obvious reasons, demand for grenades and shells fell sharply.
It was decided to do motorcycles. For the sample, the English "Lewis" was taken. The debut took place in 1921 and was called Zundapp Z22.
The machine weighed 60 kg, had a single-cylinder two-stroke engine with a working volume of 211 cm3 (62x70 mm) with a cast-iron cylinder and a piston, a separate lubrication system (mechanism with a small pump from time to time sprayed oil into the engine) with a power of 2.25 hp, As a "motorcycle for all", i.e. cheap and angry.
The models Z22 and Z2G were built accordingly from 1921 to 1924 and from 1922 to 1924 respectively.
In 1923-1924, the model Z249 was produced, which in fact was Z2G with an increased to 249 cc. (62x82.5 mm) by the volume of the cylinder.
The first really serious change occurred in 1924 with the release of model K 249, where "K" means "Kette" - the chain. This model was equipped with a three-way transmission and had a chain drive wheels. Also appeared a drum brake on the rear wheel. The front fork is similar in design, but the angle of inclination has become sharper.
The shape of the helm also changed slightly. The tank line over the upper frame tube gave a more sporty appearance.
In early 1924, the company put into operation its first modern assembly line. By the end of the year, more than 10,000 motorcycles were assembled on its assembly line.
In 1963, a 98-cubic KS 50 analog appeared.
In 1970, the Zundapp KS 125 appeared, with a tubular duplex frame and engine power as much as 15 hp.
In 1972, a new model appeared, clearly lost its time and therefore not very successful from a commercial point of view: mokiki with a 500-watt electric motor. In the same year the company started production of the Zundapp KSSOWC "half-liter" motorcycle with liquid cooling!
In 1976, the Zundapp KS 175 was equipped with a 163 cc engine. See also the power of 17 hp. with liquid cooling, disc brake of the front wheel and cast discs.
The motorcycle weighed 120 kg and accelerated to 130 km / h. In the same year 350 cc. prototype with liquid cooling, 6-speed gearbox, which had a capacity of 27 hp.
The trouble is that he had to compete with Japanese motorcycles Kawasaki KH250, Suzuki GT Ram Air, Yamaha RD 350, who already took a strong position in the market. The Germans also offered a finished motorcycle only by 1978.
A splendidly operating company, a niche firmly occupied in the market, modern production - which could threaten such a company. The rapidly developing Japanese motorcycle industry, sweeping away many other brands, also killed Zundapp.
In 1984, the Zundapp team won the World Championship in highway and ring races. A beautiful gesture before leaving the stage.