Zundapp is perhaps best remembered as a manufacturer of heavy military motorcycles such as the KS600 and KS800 and later the famous Zundapp KS750 sidecar combination outfit which was used as a staff bike for the German army during the Second World War. After the war, Zundapp continued production of large 4-stroke machines but also offered several smaller engined bikes, plus the Zundapp Bella scooter, a model which was available with 150cc and 200cc 2-stroke engines and which remained in production from 1953 through to 1964. The mid 1960’s and throughout the 1970’s saw Zundapp produce many different mainly 2-stroke machines including several 50cc mopeds including the KS50 and KS50 Cross which were very well made, though never as popular in the UK as similar offerings from Japanese manufacturers. Larger bikes included the K80, the KS125 Sport and the KS175. Zundapp engines were also employed by several other manufactures including Hercules and Casal, plus specialist frame builders including Rickman who offered the Rickman Zundapp 125 in both motocross and enduro configurations in the early 1970’s.
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