NSU Super Fox
This 125cc Over Head Cam motorcycle set the tone for style in the 1950’s.
Top speed? 95 km/h…
NSU motorbike production restarted, in a completely destroyed plant, with pre-war designs like the Quick, OSL and Konsul motorbikes.
The first post-war model was the NSU Fox in 1949, available in a 2-stroke and a 4-stroke version.
In 1953 the NSU Max followed, a 250 cc motorbike with a unique overhead camdrive with connecting rods. All these new models had an innovative monocoque frame of pressed steel and a central rear suspension unit.
Albert Roder, the chief engineer behind the NSU line, led the company to become ( in 1955) the biggest motorcycle producer in the world.
NSU also holds 4 world records for speed: 1951, 1953, 1954, and 1955.
In August 1956 Wilhelm Herz at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, became the first man to ride a motorcycle faster than 200 mph.
Motorbike production continued until 1968. NSU’s last production motorcycle was the Quick 50.