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DKW Block 200 1931 200cc 1 cyl ts


DKW Block 200 1931 200cc 1 cyl ts

Manufacturer: DKW

Model: Block 200

Year: 1931
Displacement: 192 cc
Cylinder: 1
Engine type: 2-stroke
Bore / Stroke: 60 x 68 mm
Power: 6.5hp
Weight: 122 kg

Frame number: 206800
Engine number: 151125

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.