Needs Some Work – 1962 NSU Supermax 250

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After World War II, NSU found themselves with factories that had been destroyed. But they were able to persevere and in 1952 they released the Max, one of the most popular quarter-liter bikes of the 50s – 97,120 bikes were sold. Fast forward four years and NSU introduced the Supermax, which featured a 18 horsepower single good for a top speed of 78 miles per hour.

Over its production run, the Max was released in 3 versions, the base Max, the Special, and the this example, the Supermax. They also released the Sportmax, but that was a production racer. For more on the Supermax, check out this article from Motorcycle Classics.

NSU Supermax 250 - Tank

This bike is very original, but it will need some work – you’ll need to replace the cables, tires, petcock, and lots of rusty bolts and incorrect fasteners. But if you’ve been looking for an unique project, this is a great one to tackle considering the engine/clutch/transmission work well. Find this Supermax for sale in Fayetteville, Tennessee with bidding up to $2,175 with the reserve not yet met