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The beginning of the history of the Zundapp company can be dated back to 1917.
By the merger of three well-known companies at that time, the Zunderund Apparatebau company was formed, which was engaged in the production of military products, namely, shells and bombs, which is understandable.
At the end of the WW1, Germany was demilitarized, in connection with which production completely ceased.
It was necessary to look for new products and new sales markets. The problem was solved by Fritz Neumeyer, who bought the company in 1919.
He should be considered the founder of the Zundapp motorcycle brand.
The first motorcycle was released in 1921. This bike turned out to be the Z22, powered by a British Levis 121 cc engine.
About 1000 motorcycles of this model went on sale during the year.
Motorcycling has become one of the most important directions of the company's development. In the first year of its existence, the Z22 took part in reliability testing competitions held in Northern Bavaria.
The Zundapp team was supported by the then famous racer with the title of German champion, Herr Match, who later raced for Zundapp more than once.
By 1924, models with their own engines began to be produced.
Cooperation with the Levis company continued, which by that time had presented a modified unit with a volume of 249 cc.
In the same year, the first assembly line went into operation, significantly accelerating production.
So in 1924, already 10,000 motorcycles were produced. This coincided with the peak of motorcycle popularity in Germany. The demand has increased several times.
As a result, Zundapp has made huge profits and has become even more popular.
Success needed to be developed. Branches and assembly shops began to open throughout Germany. A unified dealer and service network appeared.
In 1928, a new record was set. The annual production of the company amounted to an unimaginable 50,000 copies.
Another plant was built in Schweinau near Nuremberg, recognized as the best in the world. So in less than a decade, Zundapp became a global sales leader, starting from almost nothing.
In 1951, the company's headquarters and main production were moved to Munich. There, the production of old models gradually continued, but new bikes have not yet been created.
In 1959, the last copy of the KS601 rolled off the assembly line. The production of the very popular Bella scooter began. Over the entire period of release, more than 130,000 copies have been sold.
The new Elastic motorcycles were also very interesting, so named because of the flexible suspension system. But this model was quickly replaced by another, more advanced - 200S.
The S series lasted until the late 60s. The last model was the 250 Trophy S, which raced. The mid-60s turned out to be very successful for the enterprise.
Then the company Zundapp finally switched to small vehicles - scooters and mopeds.
Many awards went to Zundapp products at races and exhibitions.
So the air-cooled KS350 motorcycle became the opening of the Cologne exhibition. There was another very similar bike in those years, the KS125, but with liquid cooling.
The last motorcycle with a large displacement engine was the XS175. This unit was also supplied abroad - to the Laverda company.
In 1981, sales reached a record 115,000 motorcycles a year. It seemed that the company was waiting for a new boom.
But the fact of the matter is that it only seemed.
In the early 1980s, sales began to fall steadily, despite the fact that Zundapp bikes continued to be popular.
The attempt at restoration was the release of the RSM racing model, which showed excellent results. It reached a record 219 kilometers per hour at that time with an engine power of 30 hp.
But the situation was getting worse. By the start of the 1984 Cologne show, sales accounted for only 41% of last year's sales.
Zundapp was soon declared bankrupt and sold to a Chinese businessman.