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The KS 750 motorcycle model was developed at the end of the 1930s, by Zündapp Werke GmbH plant in Nuremberg, and was quickly adopted by the Wehrmacht. It was designed for a very rough terrain and thus had a higher off-road capacity and maneuverability; it was also used for reconnaissance, transporting military personnel and cargo, and for evacuation of the wounded.
The Zündapp KS 750 was equipped with a 751 cc flat-twin, 4-stroke engine (26 hp at 4000 rpm), it had a wheel suspension control system (that could take into account the road surface condition), an economy driving system preventing engine from overheating, magneto ignition and a fuel tank emergency filter which would allow to continue riding even when the tank was damaged. The motorcycle could get across small water obstacles with its engine being partially submerged.
With the sidecar, this motorcycle had a mass of 420 kg, but it was, nevertheless, easy to control and reliable to operate. The sidecar featured torsion-bar suspension, having a wheel drive and brake from the rear axle of the motorcycle. Ammunition pouches were affixed on the left and right of its body while at the front a machine gun was mounted.
The Zündapp KS 750 motorcycles, intended for European countries, were painted dark grey and did not have a single brightwork, while motorcycles to be engaged in North Africa warfare were painted dark yellow.
From 1940 to 1944, the Zündapp Werke, GmbH plant manufactured 18,635 KS 750 motorcycles.
|Manufacturer||Zündapp Werke, GmbH, Nuremberg (Germany)|
|Years of manufacture||1940 – 1944|
|Quantity produced, units||18 635|
|ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION|
|Type||Twin-cylinder, 4-stroke type, with horizontally-oppsed cylinder arrangement|
|Engine capacity, cc||751|
|Bore and stroke, mm||75 х 85|
|Engine rating||26 h.p. at 4000 rpm|
|Sparking||Magneto, left-side kickstarter arrangement|
|Carburetor||Solex 30 BFR (H)|
|Clutch||Single dry plate|
|Transmission||4-speed, 1 lower and 1 reverse speed|
|FRAME AND WHEELBASE|
|Frame type||Tubular welded, duplex|
|Brakes||Drum type, with hydraulic power drive|
|Wheel size||4,50 х 16 (3 wheels)|
|Ground clearance, mm||
|Seat height, mm||
|Gas tank size, l||
|Maximum speed, km/h||