Two wheeled lust - photos from the NSU motorcycle museum in Germany

Discussion in 'General Discussion / News / Information' started by rhiekel, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. rhiekel

    rhiekel Ol'Timer

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

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    Wankel powered bike.
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    Ridem cowboy !!
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    Early days of Dakar navigation. A road book and an aircraft compass
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    Not much use here in Thailand....
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    Boost on, hold on. That is a blower from a Detroit 3-71 diesel engine.
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    Guess this early race bike was not broadcasting much engine information to the pit crew..... :)
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    One of the most valuable bikes in the world, and the preferred ride of Lawrence of Arabia. He also died on one....
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    The perfect bike for running those pesky military check points in Laos...
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    Early cruiser style....
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    In the early days clearly they were not afraid to experiment with engine location...
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    Copy of the Easy Rider bike.
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    Early DNA for Triumph !!!
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    Early round the world bike. Am guessing early fifties on this bike.
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    Early Maico
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    Rocket bike. Should be a cut out in the seat to make room for anyone with the balls to drive this bike.
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    Love the "seating" position. 38 CC for power, and it reached 84 kph
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    Blower time....
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    Some of these bikes looked closer to kinetic art, rather than a transportation device.
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  3. DaRider

    DaRider Ol'Timer

    Thanks for the pics, plastered a smug grin in my face. Some eternal classic beauties and some oddities, front wheel-hub placed rotary engine!?!?....
     
  4. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Wow! Some amazing machinery there. Good stuff & thanks for posting Robert.
     
  5. Ian Bungy

    Ian Bungy Ol'Timer

    Agreed. A Fantastic Line up. Love the 6 Cylinder Benelli.
     
  6. Changnoi1

    Changnoi1 Ol'Timer

    What a beauties! What a beautiful engineered technique of engines.

    So sorry that in my younger years I just crashed a NSU scooter, Solex, Kreidler Floret and Yamaha FS1 ... not to mention the MG Midget MK3 that after I sold it was totally crashed by the new owner.
     

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