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Zündapp KS 750 1943 751cc 2 cyl ohv combination


Zündapp KS 750 1943 751cc 2 cyl ohv combination

Manufacturer: Zündapp

Model: KS 750

Year: 1943
Displacement: 751 cc
Cylinder: 2 - transverse
Engine type: 4-stroke / ohv
Bore / Stroke: 75 x 85 mm
Power: 26hp @ 4.000 rpm
Weight: 400 kg
Top Speed: 95 km/h
Production years: 1941 - 1948
Units: 18.635

Frame number: 614335
Engine number: 607349

Founded at the height of WWI to manufacture armaments, Zündapp found a new role post-war as a producer of motorcycles under the direction of new owner, Dr Fritz Neumeyer, building its first machine, a Levis-powered two-stroke, in 1921. The firm began making its own engines in 1924, selling more than 10,000 machines that year, and in 1933 introduced the first of the four-stroke flat twins that it is best remembered for. The initial 398cc and 498cc sidevalve models were followed in 1939 by the 598cc K600, the latter, like its predecessors, employing designer Richard Küchen's un-conventional all-chain four-speed 'gearbox' and shaft final drive. A frame and girder fork made of pressed steel were advanced features. Zündapp's first overhead-valve twin, the KS600, appeared in 1939 and would provide the basis for the KS750. Developed specifically for service with the Wehrmacht, the KS750 motorcycle combination featured shaft drive to the Steib sidecar's wheel, reverse gear, hydraulic brakes and interchangeable wheels. During WW2 the KS750 saw service on every front, its production outstripping that of the similar BMW R75 with some 18,600 built before production was discontinued in 1944.

This bike has been bought from the previous owner 10 years ago as an overpainted running project. Some of the parts has been dismantled and were and stored in a dry place. The big surprise: the original paint it visible under the gray paint. We think the original paint can be rescued with careful removal of the gray paint. The Special part is the Neumann cyclone air filter with air pre-warming. All major parts are present with this bike including the original type plate. It is a rewarding project with a look at the strong raising market prices of the Wehrmacht Zündapp KS 750.