DKW Block 200 1931 200cc 1 cyl ts                                             sold

    DKW Block 200 1931 200cc 1 cyl ts

    Manufacturer: DKW
    Model: Block 200
    Year: 1931
    Displacement: 192cc
    Bore/stroke: 60x68mm
    Engine type: 2-stroke
    Cylinders: 1
    Power: 6,5hp
    Weight: 122kg

    Frame number: 206800
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    DKW was founded in Zschopau in 1919 by Danish engineer Jorgen Rasmussen and built its first motorcycle power unit, a single-cylinder, clip-on engine for bicycle attachment, in 1921. Designed by Hugo Ruppe, this 122cc motor was a two-stroke, and DKW would remain faithful to this engine type from then on, becoming world leaders in two-stroke design in the 1930s thanks to the prescient adoption of the Schnuerle loop-scavenge system. The latter used flat-topped pistons rather than the then-conventional deflector-crown type, relying on carefully angled transfer ports to direct the incoming charge around the cylinder. DKW was Continental Europe’s largest motorcycle maker at this time, manufacturing a huge and diverse range of road bikes throughout the 1930s. The model range of the “Block models” reach from single 175cc, 200cc and 350cc up to twin 500cc. DKW produced 13.000 units of the Block 200 only 2 years 1931-1933.

    This lovely bike has been restored years ago and is in great shape.

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