DKW RT175: history, specs, pictures

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The DKW RT175VS was a single cylinder, two-stroke sport motorcycle produced between 1950 and 1958. It could reach a top speed of 63 mph (101 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 9.39 HP (7.0 KW) @ 5000 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled single cylinder, two-stroke. A 62.0mm bore x 58.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 174.0 cubic centimeters. The engine featured a 1.3:1 compression ratio.

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 4-speed transmission. The final drive was via chain.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 3-18 front tire and a 3-18 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 equiped with a swingarm. The RT175VS was fitted with a 2.51 Gallon (9.50 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 286.6 pounds (130.0 Kg).

In Media[edit]

DKW RT175
Manufacturer
DKW
Also called RT175W, RT 175 W, RT 175, RT175S, RT 175 S, RT175VS, RT 175 VS
Production 1950 - 1958
Engine
single cylinder, two-stroke
Bore / Stroke 62.0mm x 58.0mm
Top Speed 63 mph (101 km/h)
Horsepower 9.39 HP (7.0 KW) @ 5000RPM
Fuel System carburetor. bing
Transmission Gear box: 4-speed
Final Drive: chain
Suspension Front: telescopic
Rear: swingarm
Brakes Front: expanding brake (drum brake)
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Front Tire 3-18
Rear Tire 3-18
Length 77.13 inches (1959 mm)
Width 25.98 inches (660 mm)
Height 34.65 inches (880 mm)
Seat Height 25.98 inches (660 mm)
Weight 286.6 pounds (130.0 Kg) (dry),
Fuel Capacity 2.51 Gallon (9.50 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual


The DKW RT175VS was a single cylinder, two-stroke standard produced by DKW between 1950 and 1958. It could reach a top speed of 63 mph (101 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 9.39 HP (7.0 KW) @ 5000 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled single cylinder, two-stroke. A 62.0mm bore x 58.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 174.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 4-speed transmission.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 3-18 front tire and a 3-18 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 swingarm. The RT175VS was fitted with a 2.51 Gallon (9.50 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 286.6 pounds (130.0 Kg).

In Media[edit]