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DKW RT 200 S, 1956

In 1954, the DKW RT 200 was launched as the model /2 with a redesigned, short-stroke engine and 4-speed gearbox. The modified bore/stroke ratio resulted in good resilience to overspeeding, and the new 4-speed gearbox was configured to exploit this characteristic. The 1956 model was given forked suspension with oil-damped suspension struts in place of the telescopic rear wheel suspension used until then. The "S" in the model designation referred to this rear wheel fork.

Engine: 1-cylinder, 2-stroke, air-cooled
Displacement: 197 cc
Power: 11 hp at 5,000 rpm
Maximum speed: 100 km/h
Fuel consumption: 2.8 litres/100 km
Price: DM 1,525
Series: 1955-1956
Production: 5,938 motorcycles

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