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Old 12-27-2012, 05:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I had never heard of an NSU before. Learn something every day. Risen From Watery Grave | USRiderNews
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My first ever bike was an NSU, a two-cycle 250cc standard bought used in Germany in 1965. It had been manufactured during WW II and started life with the Wehrmacht, as I could tell from the registration book which - at least in those days - would accompany a vehicle throughout its life.

It was a pretty good ride for its day, I think, although (German beer is GOOD) I was rarely sober enough to be sure.
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First really "big" machine that I ever rode....in 1967...a 250cc NSU thumper.
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That's quite the story. Imagine that bike being underwater all those years!

When I was a teenager a neighbor had an NSU car, a little 2 door sport coupe. It was kind iof an oddball by North American standards. I think he spent more time trying to get it to run than he actually spent driving it.

I believe that NSU actually designed and built the first rotary or Wankel engine. I'm sure that someone else can confirm or expand on that.

EDIT: Info on the NSU Wankel Spider
http://www.philseed.com/nsu-spider.html

http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/at-the...66-nsu-spider/
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I thought I had owned or at least ridden just about every kind of bike ever made but, I had never even heard of NSU. After reading this story and your replies, I'd like to see one of these in person now.


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like the part of the story that tells how the leather jacket served as a float for the rider and saved his life...never would have believed it could happen.
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Yeah, must have been pretty tight around the neck too.
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NSU, Zundapp, BMW... The holy German bike trilogy. Ilove the 250 NSU
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