Monday, July 19, 2010

Wartime Zündapps

Zündapp KS 750 was a German Army motorcycle that met the following criteria:
• Ability to carry a payload of 500kg (1,102.3lb), the equivalent of three fully equipped soldiers, including arms and ammo.
• It had to cruise at 80kmh (not quite 50mph) and be able to reach 95kmh (not quite 60mph) but also be able to crawl along at 3mph so as not to run over marching troops.
• The tires had to be 5.00in x 16in.
• Minimum ground clearance had to be 150mm (6in) and there had to be enough room under the fenders for snow chains.
Pictures taken by Lord K at the Auf Rädern und Ketten (On Wheels & Tracks) event, Military Museum, Vienna, Austria

7 comments:

宮惠如宮惠如 said...

人必須心懷希望,才會活的快樂,日子才過得充實,有意義,有朝氣,有信心。............................................................

Fidel said...

Ehi Lord, another strange and beautiful motorcycle I found on the net:
http://speedshopdesign.blogspot.com/2010/07/beware-beezerker.html

Lord K said...

Thanks, Fidel!
Nice machine - not Dieselpunk, but very much in the early 70's style. Loved it.

Fidel said...

Yes, you're right.
But it reminded me of some kind of Futurism stuff; like some paitings about motorcycle races.

Lord K said...

Well, it is Futurist, for sure.

Warren Zoell said...

The side car was built by BMW.

Lord K said...

To Warren:
of course.