1954 DKW RT250-2 I’ve owned this bike for around 30 years and have never seen another one. I can’t remember the exact year I got it but a long time ago. To my knowledge it is completely original including the paint which is still remarkable considering its almost 67 years old. The exception being possibly the Denfield Solo Pillion seat which may or may not have come with the bike when new but was on it when I got it. For me it has been a part of my collection and something admired because of its incredible beauty. The fenders are so stylish as is the fairing enclosing the carburetor, the engine side covers, the gas tank and handle-bars are all remarkable in there design. Even the key is simplistic and cool as is the selling dealers advertisement attached to the front fender. The indicated mileage is 32,555km about 22,000 miles. I have no idea as to accuracy but it hasn’t changed in 30 years. The title is the very old California style that shows it came into California in 1955. It has the old Blue California license plate that dates back to at least 3/10/1972 the issue date of the current title. We just put a new battery in it and it runs and sounds great. The design of the DKW two-stroke engine could not be simpler. Piston, connecting rod and crankshaft are the only moving parts. The crankshaft has full counterweights and three bearings. The four-speed gearbox guarantees perfect power transmission within the entire speed range. The RT 250 is especially suitable for sidecar use. This is made possible by 14.1 BHP, the sidecar-tuned suspension, the closed, rigid steel tube-frame and the excellently graduated gearbox. The exhaust pipe is placed on the left-hand side so as to remove it as far as possible from the sidecar, an advantage which the sidecar passenger will gratefully appreciate. The 4-speed gearbox is exactly tuned in its gear ratios to the engine performance. For example one can accelerate with perfect ease up to 18.6 m.p.h., in 1st gear, in the second up to nearly 37.3 mph, and in the third even up to 49.7 m.p.h., and can then shift in to fourth without any noticeable reduction in speed. From a standing start the machine accelerates up to 56 mph, in only 18 seconds, the maximum speed being 71 m.p.h.
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