In 1951, Zundapp introduced their last big bike – the KS601 (Kardan Sport). It got plenty of positive attention from the press, but Zundapp’s sales couldn’t compete with offerings from BMW. To combat this they expanded to a Sport model (with 34 horsepower, 6 up from the standard) and even offered multiple colors.
The press felt that the bike was a better handler than BMWs 600cc twin, but Americans associated Zundapp with sidecar rigs and the KS601 never caught on. For more specs on the KS601, check out Zundapp Fool.
This example has been restored and the seller personally put 1,200 miles on the rig this summer. With the sidecar, his cruising speed was 40-45 miles per hour. On two wheels, he was comfortably riding over 60 mph. Everything is said to work and the sale includes the original tool kit.
Find this Zundapp for sale in Winthrop, New York for $18,500 here on Craigslist.
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