NSU 601 OSL: history, specs, pictures

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The NSU 601 OSL was a single cylinder, four-stroke allround motorcycle produced between 1936 and 1941. It could reach a top speed of 68 mph (110 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 23.47 HP (17.5 KW) @ 4950 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled single cylinder, four-stroke. A 85.0mm bore x 99.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 562.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit]

The final drive was via chain.

Chassis[edit]

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 601 OSL was fitted with a 3.57 Gallon (13.50 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 330.69 pounds (150.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 55.91 inches (1420 mm) long.

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NSU 601 OSL
Manufacturer
NSU
Also called 601 OSL WH
Production 1936 - 1941
Class Sidecar
Engine
single cylinder, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 85.0mm x 99.0mm
Top Speed 68 mph (110 km/h)
Horsepower 23.47 HP (17.5 KW) @ 4950RPM
Fuel System carburetor
Transmission Final Drive: chain
Brakes Front: expanding brake (drum brake)
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Front Tire 3.50-19
Rear Tire 3.50-19
Wheelbase 55.91 inches (1420 mm)
Length 87.6 inches (2225 mm)
Width 33.27 inches (845 mm)
Height 3.82 inches (97 mm)
Weight 330.69 pounds (150.0 Kg) (dry),
Fuel Capacity 3.57 Gallon (13.50 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual


The NSU 601 OSL was a single cylinder, four-stroke Sidecar motorcycle produced by NSU between 1936 and 1941. It could reach a top speed of 68 mph (110 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 23.47 HP (17.5 KW) @ 4950 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled single cylinder, four-stroke. A 85.0mm bore x 99.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 562.0 cubic centimeters.

Chassis[edit]

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 601 OSL was fitted with a 3.57 Gallon (13.50 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 330.69 pounds (150.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 55.91 inches (1420 mm) long.

In Media[edit]