DKW ZSW500: history, specs, pictures

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Also called ZSW 500
Production 1928 - 1929
twin, two-stroke
Bore / Stroke 68.0mm x 68.0mm
Top Speed 62 mph (100 km/h)
Fuel System carburetor
Suspension Rear: none
Brakes Front: expanding brake (drum brake)
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Front Tire 3.5-27
Rear Tire 3.85-27
Weight 297.62 pounds (135.0 Kg) (dry),
Manuals Service Manual

The DKW ZSW500 was a twin, two-stroke standard produced by DKW between 1928 and 1929. It could reach a top speed of 62 mph (100 km/h).

Engine[edit | edit source]

The engine was a liquid cooled twin, two-stroke. A 68.0mm bore x 68.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 493.9 cubic centimeters.

Chassis[edit | edit source]

It came with a 3.5-27 front tire and a 3.85-27 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 297.62 pounds (135.0 Kg).