Andy Tiernan Classics Ltd - Dealers in British Motorcycles
1930 NSU 201TS 199cc IOE single
Priced at £4,350. We are pleased to offer this NSU on behalf of the owner. Below is the information that he has given us regarding the machine: -
199cc inlet over exhaust unit construction single. 3 speed hand change gearbox. 4.2 hp with total loss oiling. 160mm hub brakes front and rear.
I have owned and ridden this very unusual little German motorcycle since 2014, prior to this I have very little history other than it originally came, partly restored, from a deceased estate. The new owner assembled it and used it off public roads for WW2 re-enactments. It has a VMCC dating certificate. I bought it in 2014 and had it registered it for the road in my name. After 6 years of enjoying it the time has come to move it on to a new owner. I am not aware of another in the UK so really unique here.
The 1930 seasons’ model was the first to sport a saddle-tank; prior to this the 201ts was a ‘flat tank’ machine. Around 12,500 machines were produced. With the exception of the silencer, and front and rear lights, this machine is all original. The silencer is homemade but is effective. I have the silencer it came with but this is from a much later (1950’s?) NSU.
Although lights are fitted there is no lighting system (battery/generator). I have installed simple battery-operated LEDs within the lights in case I get caught out in the dark.
With a happy cruising speed between 30 – 35mph and still capable of just reaching its specified top speed of 42mph (65kph) it’s fun to ride on quiet roads and lanes. It has the advantage of being very light and easy to move around.
I have completed 3 Banbury runs on it 2014, 15 and 16. In my ownership I have had to do very little work with it other than de-carbonising the cylinder (twice) and replacing the kick start spring. Both tyres are in reasonable condition.
Although it runs well there are a number of issues which would make for an easier ride. For instance, the clutch drags and, although the brakes work reasonably well for this era of machine, I believe with skimmed drums they would be exceptional for a 1930 machine. Then there are little things like some of the oil lines could be remade and the ‘cush drive’ rear sprocket is currently bolted up solid. No doubt close inspection of other areas will reveal other things that could be improved – it’s 92 years old!
I think it now deserves to go to someone else to enjoy and maybe take it to the next level of restoration.
The bike is located in north Suffolk.
Interested parties can contact the owner, Mark Brett, directly for further details. Email: - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that this machine is NOT located at our shop. It is located at the owners home in North Suffolk
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