c.1951 DKW RT125 Project Frame no. 195 Engine no. 2653919

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Lot 595N
c.1951 DKW RT125 Project
Frame no. 195 Engine no. 2653919

£ 1,000 - 2,000
US$ 1,300 - 2,600
To be sold without reserve
c.1951 DKW RT125 Project
Frame no. 195
Engine no. 2653919
DKW was founded in Zschopau in 1919 by Danish engineer Jorgen Rasmussen and built its first motorcycle power unit, a single-cylinder, clip-on engine for bicycle attachment, in 1921. This 122cc motor was a two-stroke, and DKW would remain faithful to this engine type from then on, becoming world leaders in two-stroke design in the 1930s. DKW was Continental Europe's largest motorcycle maker at this time, manufacturing a huge and diverse range of roadsters throughout the 1930s. One of its last introductions immediately prior to WW2 was the immensely influential RT125, which was manufactured after the war by Harley-Davidson as the Model 'S' and BSA as the Bantam. DKW themselves recommenced production of the RT125 in 1949, and in February 1951 introduced an enlarged derivative: the RT200. Apparently original and complete, this DKW RT125 is offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed. There are no documents with this Lot.

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c.1951 DKW RT125 Project Frame no. 195 Engine no. 2653919
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