Zündapp K400 Kardan: history, specs, pictures

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Zündapp K400 Kardan
Also called K 400 Kardan
Production 1933
two cylinder boxer, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 62.0mm x 66.0mm
Top Speed 59 mph (95 km/h)
Horsepower 9.79 HP (7.3 KW) @ 4500RPM
Fuel System carburetor. bing 22mm
Transmission Gear box: 4-speed
Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)
Suspension Front: telescopic
Rear: rigid
Brakes Front: expanding brake (drum brake)
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Front Tire 3.50-19
Rear Tire 3.50-19
Weight 361.56 pounds (164.0 Kg) (dry),
Fuel Capacity 3.17 Gallon (12.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual

The Zündapp K400 Kardan was a two cylinder boxer, four-stroke standard produced by Zündapp in 1933. It could reach a top speed of 59 mph (95 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 9.79 HP (7.3 KW) @ 4500 RPM.


The engine was a air cooled two cylinder boxer, four-stroke. A 62.0mm bore x 66.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 398.0 cubic centimeters.


The bike has a 4-speed transmission.


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 front suspension was a telescopic while the rear was equipped with a rigid. The K400 Kardan was fitted with a 3.17 Gallon (12.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 361.56 pounds (164.0 Kg).