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Zündapp KS600 1941 600cc Two Cylinder Motorcycle Starting Up


The Zündapp KS 600 was a motorcycle model from the Zündapp works in Nuremberg .The engine had a two-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine with a British Amal carburetor, a 6- volt ignition light system, a multi-plate dry clutch , a four-speed gearbox and a cardan drive . According to the operating instructions, switching was carried out either by hand or by foot.

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The ignition could be adjusted by hand. The front wheel hung on a trapezoidal fork with two compression springs and initially a friction shock absorber, later a hydraulic damper. Except for the fork, only the saddle was sprung with two springs. The frame was rigid at the back.

The tank held 15 liters, which enabled a range of up to 300 kilometers with a consumption of around 5 liters per 100 kilometers. For operation in the field with a sidecar, around 10 liters was calculated. The tires were 3.5 × 19 “.


This sturdy bike is a good runner and has much torque with its 600cc overhead valve engine. It was one of last produced pre-war KS600´s and is equipped with a practical side stand.classic-motorcycle.com

Technical details

  • Model: KS600
  • Year: 1941
  • Displacement: 597 cc
  • Cylinder: 2 – transverse
  • Engine type: 4-stroke / ohv
  • Bore / Stroke: 75 x 67.6 mm
  • Power: 28hp @ 4.800 rpm
  • Compression Ratio: 1 : 6.4
  • Weight: 195 kg
  • Top Speed: 118 km/h
  • Production years: 1938 – 1941 and 1949 – 1951