Oldtimer gallery. Motorcycles. Sd. Kfz. 2 (le. Ketten-Krad). Typ HK-101.
Parentage firm: NSU, Neckarsulm, Germany.
Co-producer: Stoewer, Stettin, Germany.

17k photo, Berliner Illustrierte Zeitung, XII 194213k WW2 photo of Kettenkrad
Sd. Kfz. 2 (Sonder-Kraftfahrzeug 2);
le. Ketten-Krad (leichte Ketten-Kraftrad, light tracked motorcycle)
(Data for NSU)
Years of production: 1940-1945
(data about who produced in 1945 are missing)
By firms: 1940-1944 (NSU), 1943-1944 (Stoewer)
Overall production: 8345 (sum by years is slightly different - 8560)
By firms: not known
By years: 1940: 124; 1941: 420; 1942: 985; 1943: 2450; 1944: 4490;
1945: 191
1+2-seater half-track motorcycle
Sd. Kfz. 2 - small halftrack motorcycle
12k photo, Berliner Illustrierte Zeitung, VII 194220k photo of 1943 NSU HK-101Sd. Kfz. 2/1 - small halftrack motorcycle for phone cable
Sd. Kfz. 2/2 - small halftrack motorcycle for heavy phone cable
Length: 3000mm; width: 1000mm; height: 1200mm
Wheelbase (front wheel - track middle): 1352mm
Road clearance: 230mm
Rear track: 816mm
Chain: length: 4800mm; width: 170mm, driving front sprockets
40 steel 120-mm elements with rubber in every chain, on 1+4+1 wheels (these 4 in chess order)
Turning radius: 2,25 m
carburetter "Opel Olympia 1,5 Liter" 36hp/3400rpm, watercooled straight 4-cyl. OHV 4-stroke, 1488cc
(in the middle, behind driver)
11k photo of 1943 NSU HK-10128k photo of 1943 NSU HK-101Bore/Stroke: 80/74 mm
Pistons type and material: EC, Autothermik
Compression ratio: 6 : 1
Carburettor: one Solex 32 FJ II
Carburettor data: ?
Electrics: 6V, battery capacity - 75 A*h
Generator type and power: ?; ?W
Starter type and power: ?, ? hp
Spark plugs type: ?; ?mm; electrode clearance: ? mm
13k photo of HK-101, retreat, 30 IV 194211k photo of HK-101, retreat, 30 IV 1942Clutch: dry single plate
Gearbox: 3-speed x 2-speed auxilliary box
Ratios (offroad): I - 14,80; II - 9,70; III - 5,95
Ratios (highway): I - 2,57; II - 1,69; III - 1,03
Steel sheets frame
Front suspension: parallelogramm
Rear suspension: torsion bars for bogie wheels
Mechanical brakes on sprocket wheels with automatically controlled differential
15k photo of 1944 NSU HK-10117k photo of 1943 NSU HK-101Weight: 1280kg + 325kg load (including crew of 3);
maximal hook ability: 450kg
Maximal speed: 70 km/h
Tyre: 3,50-19 inches
Tyre pressure (atmospheres): ?
Fuel tank capacity: 2 x 21 Ltr.
Petrol consumption: 16 Ltr/100km (highway), 22 Ltr/100km (offroad)
52k photo of 1944 KettenkradCooling system capacity: ? Ltr.
Gearbox oil carter capacity: ? L
Ford depth: 440mm

Photos and data are from:
Werner Oswald "Kraftfahrzeuge und Panzer der Reichwehr, Wehrmacht und Bundeswehr", 1982,
Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart.
eBay Deutschland.
Vintage Imports.
Entrance Gallery Motorcycles NSU Stoewer Sale Links

Last updated 2 IV 2003. Andrei Bogomolov. Contact Information.