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DKW RT32
 
Started in 1932, DKW were a German manufacturer based at the Zschopau works. After World War II, MZ took over the old factory in Zschopau, which was now in East Germany (DDR). Production of DKW was resumed at a new factory in Ingolstadt and then in Düsseldorf, West Germany. The above model, the RT50 was bought in April 1962 by the Rijkspolitie, the national Police of The Netherlands from the importer Hart Nibbrig and Greeve. Originally called the DKW Hummell, it found favour with many officers who recall chasing and catching many bigger machines for speeding with this lightweight motorcycle. The local police also bought the Hummel and it saw service until the early 1970’s.

 
Engine: two stroke, single cylinder
 
Capacity: 50cc
 
Maximum Power: 6bhp
 
Transmission: 5 speed, chain final
 
Wheelbase: n/a
 
Weight: 187lb (85kg)
 
Speed: 56mph (90kph)
 
FEATURES AND EQUIPMENT
 
Leg shields,
 
sprung solo seat,
 
panniers
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