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‘38 Zündapp K800

Posted on January 25, 2016 by Andrew in Classic. 15 comments

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The name may sound like a ‘special’ Amsterdam lollipop, but it is in fact that of a truly innovative pre-war motorcycle company. Zündapp, the now defunct German motorcycle makers based in Nuremberg, had two very distinct types of motorbikes they produced. Largely defined by the periods pre and post World War II, their post war motorcycles like the Sport Combinette have been featured on these pages before. They were a small capacity 2-stroke with just 2.6hp – basically a lightweight urban transport vehicle. But before the war, Zündapp produced “Heavy” motorbikes that came under the K classification, standing for “Kardanantrieb”. What does that mean? We’re glad you asked.

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Zündapp Combinette Sport by YG Speedshop

Posted on September 3, 2015 by Scott in Café Racer, Classic, Moped. 13 comments

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A few months ago we featured a bad arse Harley from the young fellas at Young Guns Speed Shop built in their old school themed workshop in the picturesque Rapperswil Switzerland. But late model Hogs are definitely not all they do, from the best of British in old school Triumphs and BSAs, to Japanese mainstays like the Yamaha XS650 and vintage machinery in the form of a beautiful ’47 AJS; so it should come as no surprise that their first build was something a little left field, a bike so out of the ordinary I’d never even heard the name.

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