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)
Horse Power 23.47 HP (17.5 KW) @ 4950RPM
Fuel system carburettor
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)
Dimensions L 87.6 inches (2225 mm)
W 33.27 inches (845 mm)
H 3.82 inches (97 mm)
Weight 330.69 pounds (150.0 Kg)
Fuel capacity 3.57 Gallon (13.50 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual
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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.

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