Some time ago, I realized that four wheels are too much for one person in road traffic and that vehicles with just two wheels serve the same purpose (and give more fun anyway).
For daily usage
XV 535 Virago,
when I bought it
in spring 1993,
nearly nine years after getting the driver's license,
start of my active motorbike career.
I do not drive any
although there are some signs,
which could give that impression.
I am interested in the
but more characteristic,
In summer 1994,
I was the owner
Modell 103 A-2
Ernst Heinkel A.G.
why I am a member of
After a short period of time,
I sold the scooter to
who takes care and drives it since then
together with several other two- and four-wheel air-cooled oldtimers
Triumph BDG 125,
which was built in 1951 from the
Triumph Werke Nürnberg (TWN),
I enjoy to use for small excursions
within my swabian homeland,
as long as I do not actually need to turn some screws on it.
the most interesting feature is the driving motor,
single-cylinder double-piston two-stroke engine
this motorbike is exactly the right one for me,
that time it was written in some advertisement,
where the success of Triumph in motor sport was reported:
From Men and Machines (Von Männern und Maschinen).
My home town Neckarsulm
was also the home of the legendary company
As one of the first companies in Germany,
it produced a motorbike
already in 1901
in large quantities.
Around the middle of the 20th century,
NSU was on the top of its success
(The Rise and Fall of the NSU Empire).
At the end of the 50s,
the construction of motorbikes was reduced more and more,
and stopped completely in the beginning of the 60s,
From then on,
NSU concentrated on the construction of cars.
But short time later,
in the year 1969,
NSU lost its independency.
the plants are part of
Volkswagen of America,
Audi World Site,
Well-known vehicles built by NSU
the motorbike Max,
the motorized bicycle Quick,
the small motorbike Quickly,
the motor scooter Prima,
the small car Prinz
and the futuristic automobile Ro 80
with a Wankel rotary combustion engine
(Wankel Rotary Combustion Engines (RCE) and Vehicles:
NSU - First Manufacturer of Wankel Rotary Engines,
Deutsche NSU Wankel Spider Seite,
NSU Prinz und Wankel Homepage,
NSU und Wankelseite).
The last development of NSU
was the mid-class automobile K 70,
but which was then built and sold as Volkswagen K 70
(K 70 Info von Scot J. Kleinman).
From its fascination,
the brand NSU
has lost not a bit,
at least not by its enthusiasts.
as well as a
since short time,
and I hope
that those will be joined
by a Max,
what the creative writer from the NSU advertisement section,
wrote already in the 50s:
When you say motorbike, you mean Max (Mit Motorrad meint man Max)!