NSU Quick 50

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NSU Quick 50
Manufacturer NSU Motorenwerke AG
Production 1963 - 1965 [1]
Predecessor NSU Quickly
Class moped / light motorcycle
Engine 50 cc (3.1 cu in) two-stroke single[2]
Top speed 70 km/h (43 mph)[2]
Power 4.3 PS (3.2 kW)[2][3]
Transmission 4 speed manual, foot-shift[1]
Suspension Front: leading link with twin shocks
Rear: swingarm with twin shocks[2][3]
Brakes 125 mm (4.9 in) single leading shoe drum, front and rear[3]
Tires 23 x 2.50 front and rear[2]
Wheelbase 49 in (1,245 mm)[3]
Dimensions L: 1,860 mm (73.2 in)[2]
W: 600 mm (23.6 in)[2]
H: 930 mm (36.6 in)[2]
Seat height 31 in (787 mm)[3]
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)[2][4] (dry)
Fuel capacity 11.8 L (3.1 US gal) [2]
Oil capacity 1:25 mixture with petrol [2][3]
Related NSU Quickly TT/K

The NSU Quick 50 was a light motorcycle manufactured by NSU Motorenwerke AG from 1963 to 1965. It was the last motorcycle built by NSU.[1][2]

The frame of the Quick 50 was developed from the frame previously used in the NSU Quickly TT.[1] The engine differed from the Quickly engine in stroke, displacement, and compression ratio, and delivered power through a four-speed transmission.[2]

The Quick 50 engine did not have pedals. As a result, the Quick 50 was not considered to be a moped in countries whose legal definition of a moped included the presence of pedals, as Germany's did.[1]

9,323 Quick 50 motorcycles were built before NSU stopped manufacturing motorcycles in 1965.[1][2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Worton, Chris (2007). "NSU Quickly Spares - Gallery". http://www.nsuquicklyspares.co.uk/index.html. Milton Keynes: Roger Worton. Archived from the original on 2010-05-02. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Schlaepfer, Fredy. "Fredy's NSU Page - Quickly: Quick 50". http://www.nsu-cars.ch/default.htm (in German). Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Rosenthal, Richard; pics by Martyn Barnwell (June 2006). "NSU Quick 50". Classic Bikers Club Network. Horncastle, Lincolnshire, UK: Mortons Media Group. Retrieved 2012-07-15. As the Quickly-N-23 was in effect a re-working of earlier moped models, the 45mph four-speed Quick 50 was NSU’s last new motorcycle design. It was also the last motorised two-wheeler built by NSU and, when the final Quick 50 rolled off the production line, NSU had built 1,121,067 Quicklys and derivatives. 
  4. ^ Norman, Cedric (2008). "Classic Motorcycles Bike Museum - NSU". http://www.classicmotorcycles.org.uk/bikemuseum/museum_home.htm. Archived from the original on 2010-11-21. Retrieved 2009-04-04. Seen as a development of the Quickly, this was not true, as the Quick 50 has a completely new engine unit with 4 speed box and kick-start.