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Old 1936 DKW KS 200 198cc Two Stroke Motorcycle

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DKW was founded in Zschopau in 1919 by Danish engineer Jorgen Rasmussen and built its first motorcycle power unit, a single-cylinder, clip-on engine for bicycle attachment, in 1921.

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Designed by Hugo Ruppe, this 122cc motor was a two-stroke, and DKW would remain faithful to this engine type from then on, becoming world leaders in two-stroke design in the 1930s thanks to the prescient adoption of the Schnuerle loop-scavenge system.

The latter used flat-topped pistons rather than the then-conventional deflector-crown type, relying on carefully angled transfer ports to direct the incoming charge around the cylinder. DKW was Continental Europe’s largest motorcycle maker at this time, manufacturing a huge and diverse range of road bikes during the 1930s.

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This KS 200 runs fine and is equipped with a VDO speedo, Grätzin carburetor and a pillion seat. The original speedo bracket come with the bike. It is an older restauration with matching numbers and original type plate.//classic-motorcycle.com

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