Historic Racebike Illustrations: 1955 NSU Sportmax

Historic Racebike Illustrations: 1955 NSU Sportmax

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Featured In the July 2022 issue of Roadracing World:

        “When I was growing up in the UK, any time NSU was mentioned, I thought of mopeds, specifically the NSU model called the Quickly! Little was I aware of what a rich racing history NSU has until I started researching the Sportmax. 

        “The company even entered the first TT in 1907 and finished fifth in the single-cylinder class. NSU management realized that to capture attention and sales the brand needed to race and attempt to set world speed records…” 

            —Historic Racebike Illustrations: 1955 NSU Sportmax, by Mick Ofield


            While dominating the 250cc GP class in the early 1950s, NSU engineers were designing the Sportmax, a single-cylinder SOHC racebike to be sold to qualified racers. It featured a clamshell-pressed metal frame, stamped metal swingarm, and stamped metal leading-link forks! Read the details of this remarkable and unique machine in the latest issue of Roadracing World!


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