DKW NZ500: history, specs, pictures

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The DKW NZ500 was a twin, two-stroke allround motorcycle produced between 1939 and 1941. It could reach a top speed of 71 mph (115 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 18.1 HP (13.5 KW) @ 4200 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled twin, two-stroke. A 64.0mm bore x 76.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 489.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit]

The final drive was via chain.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 3.5-19 front tire and a 3.5-19 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via expanding brake (drum brake) in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The bike weighed just 429.9 pounds (195.0 Kg).

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DKW NZ500
Manufacturer
DKW
Also called NZ 500
Production 1939 - 1941
Class Road
Engine
twin, two-stroke
Bore / Stroke 64.0mm x 76.0mm
Top Speed 71 mph (115 km/h)
Horsepower 18.1 HP (13.5 KW) @ 4200RPM
Fuel System carburetor
Transmission Final Drive: chain
Brakes Front: expanding brake (drum brake)
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Front Tire 3.5-19
Rear Tire 3.5-19
Weight 429.9 pounds (195.0 Kg) (dry),
Manuals Service Manual


The DKW NZ500 was a twin, two-stroke Road motorcycle produced by DKW between 1939 and 1941. It could reach a top speed of 71 mph (115 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 18.1 HP (13.5 KW) @ 4200 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled twin, two-stroke. A 64.0mm bore x 76.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 489.0 cubic centimeters.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 3.5-19 front tire and a 3.5-19 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via expanding brake (drum brake) in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The bike weighed just 429.9 pounds (195.0 Kg).

In Media[edit]