When you think about vintage motorcycle ads, Zundapp probably doesn’t spring to mind. You’re thinking Honda or Norton or BSA, but Zundapp? Sure, and as these ads show, they were just as much into the idea of mixing motorcycles and pretty girls as anyone else, even though the one ad shown below tries to explain why but most guys don’t need an explanation, the girl catches their eye and if the company is lucky, somehow the ad connects the two in the guy’s mind and he runs down to his dealer with cash in hand.
Zundapp, Zunder Und Apparatebau GMBH, (Fuse and Apparatus Construction, Ltd.) started out making shell fuses for Krupp in World War I. Over the years they made outboard motors, sewing machines and even airplane engines but in 1921 they made their first motorcycle, the Z 22. In WWII, they produced the 4 stroke shaft drive KS750 with a power takeoff to drive a sidecar wheel and it saw action with the German army. They later began building 2 strokes and the KS100 featured in these ads is an example from 1966. Nice ad, nice little bike.
Complete ads below:
Also see: Vintage Norton Ads