Bernies Bike Shed

ZUNDAPP 200S/201S

My 201S being put to test by 'Classic bike'Mag 1984

My 201S being put to test by ‘Classic bike’Mag 1984

 

some would say 'Fit for restoration'sad 200s bin in a hedge for 25 years

some would say ‘Fit for restoration’sad 200s bin in a hedge for 25 years

I have just seen a Ebay advert discribing one of the rarest bikes you can find as a farmers bike it,has driven me to put pen to paper! or in truth to put a article on my blog site!!!The bike which did this is a Zundapp 250cc Trophy.But this one is differant!With declining sales in their home market and around the world.The Zundapp concern updated there 250cc Trophy with a electric start version aimed at the US market.But remember we are talking about 1962/63 with a two/stroke single that could trace its origins back to the late 30′s with the Db200, In 1961 i brought a Honda Benly 125cc electric start twin cylinder OHC that had the same  BHP as the Zundapp give or take 1 or 2 BHP! so its not so surprising sales of the Zundapp were very small.

But before buying my state of the art ‘HONDA’ i was the proud owner of a Zundapp 200s back in 1960,it opened my world to a new horizon! of looking at a map and thinking i could get there, With hindsite it turned at to be 32 miles down the Southend road to obviously Southend or some where around the Essex coast.

My Zundapp was a great bike(or was it a great time for being on a bike?)So that leads me back to the beginning of what this blog page is all about! although it ended up with a nick name of Farmers bike its special to me.Below is a picture from a S klasse treffen in 2010 unfortunately the club folded soon after!Image

 

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