c1956 NSU Super Max  Frame no. 1263692 Engine no. 788782

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Lot 288
c1956 NSU Super Max
Frame no. 1263692 Engine no. 788782

Sold for US$ 2,530 inc. premium
c1956 NSU Super Max
Frame no. 1263692
Engine no. 788782
Another motorcycle manufacturer with its roots in the bicycle industry, NSU built its first powered two-wheeler in 1900 and went on to produce some outstanding and influential designs in the 1950s, foremost of which was the 250cc Max, introduced in 1952. The Max used a pressed-steel frame, entirely enclosing the rear suspension, and a leading-link front fork, but its most unusual feature was the Albert Roder-designed ‘Ultramax’ connecting-link drive for the single overhead camshaft. A luxury tourer, the Max was no lightweight so acceleration was leisurely, but once at its maximum of 75-80mph, could be cruised there all day with the minimum of fuss. The ultimate version, the Supermax, appeared in 1956 boasting conventional twin-shock rear suspension and a slightly more powerful engine. What hadn’t changed though, was the exemplary standard of reliability, build quality and finish that had characterised the Max line from the start. Production of the Supermax, along with that of all other NSU motorcycles, ceased in 1963.

This apparently well restored and highly original Max is offered with a Bill of Sale.
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