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Zündapp K500 1935 Starting Up And Riding


The K500 is a showpiece of design and quality. This machine was restored some time ago and is matching numbers. It is ready to run and runs very smoothly. A special detail is the working Veigel speedo. This K500 has papers from France.

source/image: classic-motorcycle.com

The first Zündapp motorcycle was the model Z22 in 1921. This was the Motorrad für Jedermann “motorcycle for everyone”, a simple, reliable design that was produced in large series.

Zündapp’s history of heavy motorcycles began in 1933 with the K-series. The “K” refers to the type of drivetrain that these models used, Kardanantrieb, meaning enclosed driveshaft with two universal joints.


Zündapp introduced the enclosed crankcase (then a novelty). The series encompassed models from 200 to 800 cc displacement and was a major success, increasing Zündapp’s market share in Germany from 5% in 1931 to 18% in 1937.

  • Manufacturer: Zündapp
  • Model: K500
  • Year: 1935
  • Displacement: 500 cc
  • Cylinder: 2 – transverse
  • Engine type: 4-stroke / sv