Simson star

Simson Star
Simson star

of the Simson star is the name for a two-seat small motor cycle, a Mokick from the former „VEB vehicle and hunting weapon work Simson Suhl “in Thuringia. This Topmodell of the bird series carried the type name „for SR4-2 “and/or. „SR4-2/1 ". Production began in the autumn 1964. Up to the series discharge in the year 1975 over 500,000 pieces were sold. Many parts originated from the so-called “building block principle” of the bird series, which were equally used at the swallow, as well as further windshield frame section on small motor cycles, e.g. 3.4 HP strong, blower-cooled two-stroke engine, the seat, the steering wheel, the entire electrical connection u.v.m. The blower-cooled engine possessed a foot-switched three-course transmission. Its type name was „M 53 key-fields “, the advancement „M 53/1 key-field “was called. This engine brought a 10%ige to lowering of gasoline consumption with itself. The engine possessed a capacity of 50cm ³ and a Kickstarter. The maximum speed of the star amounted to about 60 km/h. It was painted during the entire production period always, just like the sparrow in a dark wine-red (colour for instance ral 3004) with light-grey-green lateral shroudings, tank, taillight owner and steering wheel bowl. The retail price (EVP) star was at 1200, - Mark the GDR.


 

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