Zündapp K500: history, specs, pictures

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'Zündapp K500'
Also called K 500
Production 1933 - 1940
two cylinder boxer, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 69.0mm x 66.6mm
Top Speed 65 mph (105 km/h)
Horsepower 15.69 HP (11.7 KW) @ 4500RPM
Fuel System carburetor. bing 22mm
Transmission Gear box: 4-speed
Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)
Suspension Front: telescopic
Rear: rigid
Brakes Front: expanding brake (drum brake)
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Front Tire 3.50-19
Rear Tire 3.50-19
Weight 396.83 pounds (180.0 Kg) (dry),
Manuals Service Manual

The Zündapp K500 was a two cylinder boxer, four-stroke standard produced by Zündapp between 1933 and 1940. It could reach a top speed of 65 mph (105 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 15.69 HP (11.7 KW) @ 4500 RPM.


The engine was a air cooled two cylinder boxer, four-stroke. A 69.0mm bore x 66.6mm stroke result in a displacement of just 498.0 cubic centimeters.


The bike has a 4-speed transmission.


It came with a 3.50-19 front tire and a 3.50-19 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via expanding brake (drum brake) in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic while the rear was equipped with a rigid. The bike weighed just 396.83 pounds (180.0 Kg).