NSU QUICK – year 1939
Manufacturer: NSU United Vehicle Works AG, Neckarsulm, Germany.
Firma NSU, Seeking popularity among buyers, it produced two models of motorcycles - Pony and Quick, which differed in the way the engine was started, the number of gears in the gearbox and the maximum speed.
The NSU Quick was a motorcycle with bicycle pedals. It was equipped with air-cooled, single cylinder two-stroke engine with a capacity of 97cm3 and power 2,2 kW (3 KM) at 4700 rpm. The engine was locked to a gearbox with two gear ratios, manually controlled (handle located on the handlebar). Among the structural details, the piston with a deflector and a removable cylinder head made of light alloy deserved attention. The engine was equipped with an Amal or Graetzin brand carburetor. The chain was transferred from the engine to the gearbox, lubricated with oil. For powering the ignition system and lighting was used by a generator - Bosch magneto, located in the handwheel. With the engine off, the power was supplied by the batteries, arranged in a special cover. The engine was started using the pedals. The closed tubular frame was equipped with a pressed trapezoidal fork, sprung with a coil spring. The caliper brakes acted on both wheels (the rear brake was actuated by pedals). The motorcycle had a curb weight 63 kg and developed speed up to 55 km/h. Fuel tank content – about 7,5 liters – it was almost enough 400 km of driving.
The NSU Pony had a three-speed gearbox and a foot motor starter. Its mass was 68 kg, Its maximum speed was also higher - by a dozen km / h. Both models were equipped with a reflector, manual sound signal, struts and trunk. In total, over 100 000 these vehicles.