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NSU Motosulm motorcycle, 1933


NSU attempted to counter the steep decline in motorcycle sales by designing an inexpensive 2-stroke engine. During the economic crisis, it was a brilliant marketing move when NSU put out the first mass-production motorcycle in 1931. It came onto the market as a cheap, simple and resilient means of transport. A robust vehicle was available for very little money that could stand up to everyday use and which was sold as a gent's version with a cross bar and as a ladies' version.

Engine: 1-cylinder, 2-stroke
Displacement: 63 cc
Power: 1.25 hp at 4,000 rpm
Series: 1931-1935
Production: 25,000 motorcycles

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