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 describing 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 an 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 their 250cc Trophy with an 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  
nice period picture left must be about 1960 just like my 200s! was the area Dagenham???

Picture of a restored 201S.nice attractive machine! for the purist it should have Denfield pillion foot rest and a small rubber cover on the footbrake pivot,finally it has a repro silencer by Stemler! looks  ok, but will leave you 2 BHP short in power! the original has a end cone 2 inches longer

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