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NSU was founded in 1873 near Heilbronn ( Germany ) in a town named Neckarsulm. Therefore the name NSU stands for NeckarSUlm. The first years knitting machines were produced and soon when the bycicle marked started to boom NSU joined the uncounted number of bike manufacturers. Developed from bikes the first motorbikes came up around 1900. Mopedwise the first contribution was the Motosulm, a 60cc front engine "Motorfahrrad" which soon became famous being the cheapest 2 wheeler with a motor on it.

Albert Roder the genious engineer of pre war racing bikes developed soon after WW2 a range of new deign motorbikes like NSU FOX LUX, MAX and as a Moped the NSU Quickly. The production numbers of this small bike ( 1000 a day ) made it possible for NSU to become the biggest motorbike manufacturer in the world by 1955.

So it was no wonder that The NSU Quickly became - with 1,5 Million built units - the worlds most successful 2 stroke moped ever.


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