NSU 1909 3½ hp 410 cc 1 cyl ioe



NSU 1909    3½ hp      410 cc    1 cyl   ioe   frame # 92  engine # 15325

The company started as a knitting machine manufacturer ( Neckarsulmer Strickmaschinen Union)  and went into the bicycle trade in 1886.
 It was a logic step to move into motorcycle production and in 1901 the first motorised NSU bicycle with Zédel  clip on engine was produced. Soon the development and production of   the company’s own engines  were taken up and the firm became one of the biggest motorcycle firms in Germany, exporting machines to many countries. 
Already in veteran days many different models were marketed,  in  various capacity classes. 
This 3 ½  HP model is single geared and  was originally sold to Australia. 
It is a well- sorted older restoration.