NSU 601 TS: history, specs, pictures

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NSU 601 TS
Production 1930 - 1939
single cylinder, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 87.5mm x 99.0mm
Top Speed 65 mph (105 km/h)
Horsepower 15.69 HP (11.7 KW) @ 4670RPM
Fuel System carburetor
Ignition magneto bosch
Transmission Gear box: 3-speed
Final Drive: chain
Brakes Front: expanding brake (drum brake)
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Front Tire 3.50-26
Rear Tire 4-27
Wheelbase 54.72 inches (1390 mm)
Length 82.68 inches (2100 mm)
Width 32.68 inches (830 mm)
Height 40.94 inches (1040 mm)
Weight 363.76 pounds (165.0 Kg) (dry),
Oil Capacity 0.53 Gallon (2.00 Liters)
Fuel Capacity 3.43 Gallon (13.00 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 4.50 liters/100 km (22.2 km/l or 52.27 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual

The NSU 601 TS was a single cylinder, four-stroke standard produced by NSU between 1930 and 1939. It could reach a top speed of 65 mph (105 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 15.69 HP (11.7 KW) @ 4670 RPM.


The engine was a air cooled single cylinder, four-stroke. A 87.5mm bore x 99.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 592.0 cubic centimeters.


The bike has a 3-speed transmission.


It came with a 3.50-26 front tire and a 4-27 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via expanding brake (drum brake) in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The 601 TS was fitted with a 3.43 Gallon (13.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 363.76 pounds (165.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 54.72 inches (1390 mm) long.