The smart looking Zundapp Elastic were made between 1953 and 1955, the early versions were of 200cc and the later versions of 250cc . The 250 produced 14.5 BHP at 5200 rpm, this doesn’t seem a lot 55 years later, but then that was a powerful motorcycle!

       The Elastic above is shown attached to a Steib S350.Thats a heavy sidecar! and with a wife and baby plus luggage i wonder what the little Zundapps performance would have been?Maybe a top speed of 40 miles a hour .   

The Elastic here ,being offered for sale at VETERAMA Mannheim back in the nineties is fitted with a much lighter Steib LS200 sidecar  




Early Zundapp DB205 'Elastic with sidecar