PRIDE & JOY

Real Classic - - Letters -

I have a 1982 Zün­dapp KS80WC which I im­ported from Ger­many in 2005, when it cost £190. It was to­tally orig­i­nal; com­plete and run­ning. Since then it’s been re-sprayed and pow­der-coated, and has cov­ered around 10,000 miles. It’s been very re­li­able – the only break­down was self-in­flicted (a loose rear wheel spin­dle).

It’s fast for 80cc, easy to start and has an ex­cel­lent disc brake. The sad­dle is com­fort­able, even two-up. It took two of us to La Rochelle in France in 2012! It’s on a par with Ja­panese bikes. The styling is its most im­pres­sive fea­ture: it looks like a big­ger bike. There are plenty of NOS and good qual­ity re­place­ment spare parts avail­able, too.

Reiner Stecker

These are great bikes, as you say, and a rare sight in the UK. Well worth rid­ing as far as pos­si­ble! Frank W

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