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DKW SB 350 1935 345cc 1 cyl ts


DKW SB 350 1935 345cc 1 cyl ts

Manufacturer: DKW

Model: SB 350

Year: 1935
Displacement: 345 cc
Cylinder: 1
Engine type: 2-stroke
Bore / Stroke: 76 x 76 mm
Power: 11hp
Top Speed: 110 km/h
Production years: 1934 – 1937
Units: c. 12.000

Frame number: 299824
Engine number: 475120

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 during the 1930s.

This complete bike we offered here is a project. It turns over and has very good compression, gearbox/clutch is working. It is a rewarding project.