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49k WW2 photo of Zündapp-KS600W of Wehrmacht Heer38k photo of 1940 Zündapp-KS600
Zündapp-KS600 (data for KS600W)

Years of production: 1937-1941, 1949-1950
Overall production: over 18.000
28hp/4700rpm, air-cooled opposite 2-cyl, 4-stroke OHV 597cc
Bore/Stroke: 75/67,6 mm
Compression ratio: 6,5:1
Length: 2165mm, width: 820mm, height: 910mm
Wheelbase: 1390mm
Wheel track (sidecar version): 1085mm
Turning radius: 2,3 m
Carburetter: Amal M 76/446
Battery: 6 Volt, 7 Ah
Clutch: multi-disk, in oil
66k WW2 photo of Zündapp-KS600W of Wehrmacht Heer51k WW2 photo of Zündapp-KS600W of Wehrmacht HeerGearbox: Zündapp, 4-speed (foot/hand-change)
Ratios: I - 3,00; II - 1,80; III - 1,13; IV - 0,88
Rear axle ratio: 5,28 : 1 (37 : 7) or 5,57 : 1 (39 : 7);
sidecar version: 6,33 : 1 (38 : 6)
Rigid pressed frame
Girder-type front fork with compression spring
Cardan shaft
Mechanical brakes: foot - by rod to rear wheel, hand - by line to front wheel
75k WW2 photo of Zündapp-KS600W of Luftwaffe81k WW2 photo of Zündapp-KS600W of Wehrmacht HeerWeight: 205 kg (solo), 570 kg (with sidecar)
Maximal speed: 120 km/h (solo), 100 km/h (with sidecar)
Tyres: 3,50x19 or 4,00x19 inches
Tyre pressures (atmospheres):
solo - front 1,5, rear 1,75 (with passenger - 2,1)
with sidecar - front 1,6, rear 2,0 (with passenger - 2,5)
Fuel tank capacity: 15 Ltr.
Fuel consumption: 5,5 Ltr./100km (solo), 6,5 Ltr./100km (with sidecar)
46k photo of Zündapp-KS600 of Africa corps108k photo of Zündapp-KS600Ford depth: 200mm
Serial numbers:
years 1938/1941 - 500.001 to 521.000
years 1949/1950 - 521.001 to 521.381
year 1951 - 521.382 to 521.502
Züdapp-KS600W is Wehrmacht version of KS600.

Photos and data are from:
Tilman Werner "Von Ardie bis Zündapp" (Stuttgart, Germany, 1993),
44k photo of Zündapp-KS600 on East front (pay attention where is front fender)49k photo of 1940 Zündapp-KS600Thomas Winkelbauer (Vienna),
Vintage Imports.
Werner Oswald "Kraftfahrzeuge und Panzer der Reichwehr,
Wehrmacht und Bundeswehr", 1982, Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart.
"A Motorkerekpar" by Zoltan Ternai, 1958.
eBay Deutschland.
Investment Bikes.
12k photo of 1939 Zündapp-KS600W of Luftwaffe17k photo of 1938 Zündapp-KS600Mobile.de.
Thanks for help to Heinz Hölker, Ohio, USA and
Jose Maria Vazquez, Sao Paolo, Brasil.
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Last updated 22 II 2003.