1953 Zündapp KS 601

1953 Zündapp KS 601 Specifications

  • Updated: 2023-03-20

General information

ModelZündapp KS 601

Engine and transmission

Displacement592.0 ccm (36.12 cubic inches)
Engine typeTwo cylinder boxer, two-stroke
Power28.0 HP (20.4 kW) @ 4700 RPM
Top speed140.0 km/h (87.0 mph)
Bore x stroke75.0 x 67.6 mm (3.0 x 2.7 inches)
Fuel systemCarburettor. Bing
Fuel controlOverhead Valves (OHV)
Cooling systemAir
Transmission typeShaft drive (cardan) (final drive)

Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels

Front suspensionTelescopic
Front tire3.50-19
Rear tire3.50-19
Front brakesExpanding brake (drum brake)
Rear brakesExpanding brake (drum brake)
SeatTwo single seats
Dry weight224.0 kg (493.8 pounds)
Power/weight ratio0.1250 HP/kg
Fuel capacity14.50 litres (3.83 US gallons)
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