NSU Classic Motorcycles

Year
Bike
Picture
Description
1904
1904 NSU
1904 NSU
1904
1904 NSU
1904 NSU
1910
1910 nsu forecar
nsu forecar 1910
nsu stopped producing the forecar in the early 1920's and concentrated on motorcycles. by 1955 they were the worlds largest motorcycle manufacturer. this picture was kindly provided by www.3wheelers.com.
1911
NSU 3 PS
NSU 3 PS
1913
1913 NSU
1913 NSU
1913
1913 nsu
nsu 1913
1924
NSU 250cc Model 2PS
NSU 250cc Model 2PS
Image kindly provided by www.BuyVintage.co.uk.
1930
1930 nsu 301 ts
nsu 301 ts 1930
1930
1930 nsu 501 ts
nsu 501 ts 1930
1930
1930 nsu 501t, 497cc
nsu 501t, 497cc 1930
1939
1939 nsu 351 osl
nsu 351 osl 1939
1942
1942 nsu 251-osl
nsu 251-osl 1942
250cc.
1948
1948 nsu 125 zdb
nsu 125 zdb 1948
1951
1951 nsu konsul i (350cc)
nsu konsul i (350cc) 1951
picture courtesey of www.classic-motorcycles.com.
1951
1951 nsu quick
nsu quick 1951
98cc.
1952
1952 nsu konsul ii
nsu konsul ii 1952
500 sidecar version. single-cylinder.
1952
NSU Fox
NSU Fox
1953
NSU Fox
1953 NSU Fox
One of only 6712 made in that year. It was made in Germany and has a 98cc 4-stroke single cylinder engine.
1953
NSU Quickly
NSU Quickly
1954
1954 nsu 350
nsu 350 1954
1954
NSU Max Special
1954 NSU Max Special
Bill Lomax replice. Image provided by Nicholas Fischer.
1954
NSU Rennfox
NSU Rennfox
1955
1955 nsu fox
nsu fox 1955
125cc, ohv four stroke. suspension is a type of monoshock and it has two saddles - the pillion being an ingenious one adjusted by a spring system. it has been in storage in the professor fritz ehn museum collection in austria since 1983
1955
1955 nsu max
nsu max 1955
in 1953 the famous nsu max, a 250 cc motorbike with a unique overhead camdrive with connecting rods. all these new models had a very innovative monocoque frame of pressed steel and a central rear suspension unit. albert roder, the genius chief engineer behind the success story, made it possible that in 1955 nsu became the biggest motorcycle producer in the world. nsu also holds 4 world records for speed: 1951, 1953, 1954 and 1955. in 1956 wilhelm herz started at the bonneville salt flats, utah. herz was the first man to drive faster than 200 miles per hour, in august 1956. [dubious – discuss] in 1957 nsu re-entered the car market with the new nsu prinz, a small car with a doubled nsu max engine, an air cooled two-cylinder engine of 600 cc and 20 hp. motorbike production continued until 1968. image provided by www.classic-auctions.com.
1955
1955 NSU Sportmax
1955 NSU Sportmax
1955
NSU Sportmax 250 Racer
1955 NSU Sportmax 250 Racer
Image kindly provided by rmdmotors.com
1955
NSU Superlux
NSU Superlux
1956
1956 nsu super max
nsu super max 1956
1956
1956 nsu supper lux
nsu supper lux 1956
198cc 2 stroke
1956
NSU Prima D
1956 NSU Prima D
1956
NSU Quickly
1956 NSU Quickly
1956
NSU Special Max
1956 NSU Special Max
1956
NSU Special Max
NSU Special Max
1956
NSU Sportmax
NSU Sportmax
1956
NSU Super Fox
NSU Super Fox
1957
1957 nsu quickly, 49cc
nsu quickly, 49cc 1957
1958
1958 nsu prima
nsu prima 1958
this is the last and in the company's opinion the best model of the nsu prima, the d series had electric start and a larger 150cc engine.
1958
1958 nsu prima d, 150cc
nsu prima d, 150cc 1958
1958
1958 nsu quickly model l
nsu quickly model l 1958
this is a rare model of nsu quickly, being the company's deluxe version with extra bodywork. image kindly provided by www.buyvintage.co.uk.
1958
1958 nsu quickly scooter
nsu quickly scooter 1958
1959
1959 nsu cavallino
nsu cavallino 1959
1959
NSU Superfox
1959 NSU Superfox
125cc
1960
1960 nsu supermax
nsu supermax 1960
stainless rims and spokes and a recent new silencer. developed from the earlier max and special max models, the supermax was the final development of the very unorthodox ultramax valve gear system designed by albert roder. the drive to the overhead valve gear was by long connecting rods housed in a tunnell cast on the left of the cylinder barrel. at their ends, these rods carried eye encircling counter-balanced eccentric discs connected to the half-time pinion and overhead camshaft. as the engine revolved, so the eccentrics imparted a reciprocating motion which was transferred to the valve gear. hairpin valve springs were used and the entire mechanism was enclosed.
1961
1961 nsu prima de luxe
nsu prima de luxe 1961
nsu's license to build lambretta scooters expired in 1955. nsu engineers created their own well designed version. this 174cc prima v is effectively the culmination and pinnacle of the series that ran through five evolutions. completely redesigned the prima v had more streamlined bodywork, a 12 volt system with electric start and a more powerful 174cc engine, sold in the uk as the prima 5 star it was an expensive and well regarded scooter. original twin seats, spot lamp, spare wheel and carrier assembly completes the look of 50's style and luxury
1961
1961 NSU Quickly S/2 moped
1961 NSU Quickly S/2 moped
1962
1962 nsu quickly
nsu quickly 1962
1963
1963 50cc nsu quick
50cc nsu quick 1963
1963
1963 nsu osb 175 maxi
nsu osb 175 maxi 1963
1964
1964 nsu quickly s/2-23
nsu quickly s/2-23 1964
49cc
1966
1966 nsu 23-f moped
nsu 23-f moped 1966
1966
1966 nsu quickly s23f, 49cc
nsu quickly s23f, 49cc 1966
1967
1967 nsu quickly s23
nsu quickly s23 1967
picture courtesey of shanklinbrian.