Motorworld’s newspaper № 36
The new OHV engine was decided to try on racing models with 200cc, 250cc, 350cc and 500cc capacity.
Finally, in 1938, the 601 OSL model was produced, it had the OHV, 562-cc engine with 20 hp at 3,800 rpm. The “OSL” abbreviation meant “overhead, racing, luxury.” The look of the motorcycle with aluminum cylinder and chrome-plated tail pipes was magnificent indeed.
Later the 601 OSL model was adopted by Wehrmacht. The military version of this model had a second seat, large pouches, and an exhaust system, painted black. In the army the motorcycle was used as a transportation mean for couriers and orderlies, taking into account its maximum speed of 100 km/h.
In 1939, the production of NSU 601 OSL was terminated.
|Manufacturer||Neckarsulmer Fahrzeugwerke, AG, Neckarsulm (Germany)|
|Years of manufacture||1938-1939|
|Quantity produced, units||4 962|
|Price||1 250 RM|
|Today’s value||8 079,65 $|
|ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION|
|Type||Single-cylinder, vertically-arranged, OHV|
|Engine capacity, cc||562|
|Bore and stroke, mm||85 х 99|
|Engine rating||24 h.p. at 5000 rpm|
|FRAME AND WHEELBASE|
|Front suspension||Parallelogram, with frictional damper|
|Wheel size||Front – 3.50×19, rear – 4.00 х 19|
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|Maximum speed, km/h||