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DKW Super Sport 500, 1929


In the autumn of 1926, the Zschopauer Motorenwerke presented the Z 500, the first DKW motorcycle with a 2-cylinder engine. This engine originally had an air-cooled engine, but its successor was given a water-cooled engine on account of its better thermal load capacity. The 500-series Super Sport was launched in 1929, the sporty top model in the DKW motorcycle range. The 2-cylinder engine is the same unit that was used from 1928 in the DKW automobile production.

Engine: 2-cylinder, 2-stroke in line, transverse installation, water-cooled
Displacement: 494 cc
Power: 18 hp at 3,000 rpm
Maximum speed: 120 km/h
Price: 1,385 Reichsmarks
Series: 1929-1933
Production: approx. 1,200 motorcycles

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