NSU 201R: history, specs, pictures

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NSU 201R
Production 1928 - 1929
single cylinder, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 56.5mm x 80.0mm
Top Speed 40 mph (65 km/h)
Horsepower 4.43 HP (3.3 KW) @ 3500RPM
Fuel System carburetor
Transmission Gear box: 3-speed
Final Drive: belt
Brakes Front: expanding brake (drum brake)
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Front Tire 2.85-26
Rear Tire 2.85-26
Wheelbase 52.95 inches (1345 mm)
Length 81.89 inches (2080 mm)
Width 32.28 inches (820 mm)
Height 29.13 inches (740 mm)
Weight 180.78 pounds (82.0 Kg) (dry),
Fuel Capacity 1.59 Gallon (6.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual

The NSU 201R was a single cylinder, four-stroke standard produced by NSU between 1928 and 1929. It could reach a top speed of 40 mph (65 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 4.43 HP (3.3 KW) @ 3500 RPM.

Engine[edit | edit source]

The engine was a air cooled single cylinder, four-stroke. A 56.5mm bore x 80.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 199.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit | edit source]

The bike has a 3-speed transmission.

Chassis[edit | edit source]

It came with a 2.85-26 front tire and a 2.85-26 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via expanding brake (drum brake) in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The 201R was fitted with a 1.59 Gallon (6.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 180.78 pounds (82.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 52.95 inches (1345 mm) long.