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Old 01-26-2015, 09:13 PM   #1
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Motorcycles in the NSU museum in Germany

Here are some photos from the NSU museum I took while on my Europe trip.
Some truly interesting bikes there.....



Battle of the 6 cylinder bikes in the eighties. I liked the styling better on the CBX 1000 I had


Wankel powered bike. That front subframe sure looks a bit spindly
















Ridem cowboy !!








Early days of Dakar navigation. A road book and an aircraft compass




Not much use here in Thailand....


Boost on, hold on. That is a blower from a Detroit 3-71 diesel engine.










Guess this early race bike was not broadcasting much engine information to the pit crew... :-)


One of the most valuable bikes in the world, and the preferred ride of Lawrence of Arabia. He also died on one....














The perfect bike for running those pesky military check points in Laos...


















Early cruiser style.... " How about putting the engine inside the front wheel ?" " Great
idea, let's do it !! "


In the early days clearly they were not afraid to experiment with engine location...




Copy of the Easy Rider bike.




Early DNA for Triumph !!!


So much for BMW touting their twin spark engines in early 2000. Zundap had them in 1938


Early round the world bike. Am guessing early sixties on this bike.








Early Maico. Love the chunky styling


Rocket bike. Should be a cut out in the seat to make room for anyone with the balls to drive this bike.


Love the "seating" position. 38 CC for power, and it reached 84 kph






Blower time....


Some of these bikes looked closer to kinetic art, rather than a transportation device.
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Old 01-26-2015, 11:47 PM   #2
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Great pictures. Thanks for sharing

I'll probably visit the museum next summer.
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Old 01-27-2015, 12:13 AM   #3
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Brilliant pics.......some very interesting bikes there that I've never seen previously. They made some neat small cars too (NSU).
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Old 01-27-2015, 12:39 AM   #4
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Speaking of neat stuff. At the museum they also had a small wankel
powered boat about 6 foot long that could tow you around on water skis.
No need to bother your friends ...



In action. In 1963 cost $ 1000. 21 horsepower, and would do 27 mph.

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Absolutely amazing motorcycles!
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Old 01-27-2015, 08:49 AM   #6
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What a beautiful collection!!Thanks for sharing.
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Very cool, thanks!
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So much for BMW touting their twin spark engines in early 2000. Zundap had them in 1938

Actually its a flat four....

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Old 01-28-2015, 08:53 AM   #9
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Oops.....You are indeed right. I had no idea that an opposed
four cylinder bike was made in that era. The angle of the shot
did not show the rear exhaust pipe. Well I know where the
first Goldwing got its inspiration from..... :-) According to
the Barber Museum that also has one, it is considered one of
the top 100 bikes of the 20th century.
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:52 AM   #10
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Thanks for taking all the great photos, that one bike with the motor integrated into the front wheel is wild ! Must have been fun to ride that
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Very cool! The 'litterboxes' under some of those bikes are put to good use...

...coughbsa...cough...
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Very cool! The 'litterboxes' under some of those bikes are put to good use...

...coughbsa...cough...
Haha yeah guess you could sort of rate the bikes based upon whether
or not the the bike had a litter box underneath, and how heavily it was
uses... One of the BMW bikes had three pads, and the Benelli
as well as the Kawi drag bike had none....... The Honda 750 had one
just for show, as there was not a drop of oil on it. The BSA on the other
hand........They must keep the bikes full of oil so the seals do not dry out.
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Thanks - definitely some unique bikes.
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