1955 NSU 247cc Max Frame no. 1292937 Engine no. 792565
Lot 528
1955 NSU 247cc Max
Registration no. LDP 383 Frame no. 1292937 Engine no. 792565
£500 - 700
US$ 640 - 890

Lot Details
1955 NSU 247cc Max Frame no. 1292937 Engine no. 792565
1955 NSU 247cc Max
Registration no. LDP 383
Frame no. 1292937
Engine no. 792565
NSU produced some outstanding and influential designs in the 1950s, foremost of which was the 250cc Max. Announced in September 1952, the Max used a pressed-steel frame and leading-link front fork but its most unusual feature was the Albert Roder-designed 'Ultramax' connecting-link drive for the single overhead camshaft. Special Max, Max 300, Supermax and racing Sportmax versions followed. Quick for a 250 (top speed was 75-80mph) and endowed with exceptional handling thanks to its superior cycle parts, the Max could show many a larger machine the way home over twisty terrain. Reliable, well engineered and superbly finished, the Max was one of the finest European motorcycles of its time and today is worthy of inclusion in any serious collection. This partly dismantled and incomplete Max is presented in 'barn find' condition and sold strictly as viewed. The machine is offered with HPI data and Swansea V5 document.
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