Thursday, December 15, 2011

Coolest moped ever?

According to at least one source, when DKW introduced  the 1965 Hummel 155, the European cycling press immediately named it the "Tin Banana."I don't think it looks like a banana; I think it looks incredibly cool.

While DKW made bikes as big as 348cc, as well as the world's first Wankel powered motorcycle (the 1975 W2000), they began as a maker of small cycles- indeed, the name DKW is an acronym for "Das Kleine Wunder"- the little wonder.  The 49cc Hummel was produced in various versions between 1956 and 1959, most of them not nearly as cool as this one.

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