June 2013 Bike of the Month
Bike of the Month Mike Dunn and his 1937 Zundapp KS500

Make: Zundapp
Model: KS500
Year: 1937
Country of Origin: Germany
Engine: 500cc Twin
Transmission: 4 speed
Owner: Mike Dunn
City: Riverside

1937 Zundapp KS500

Congratulations to Mike Dunn of Riverside for winning Bike of the Month with his 1937 Zundapp KS500. Mike won a $20.00 Beach Burgers gift certificate provided by Beach Burgers and The Scooter Solution.

This was Mike's second time winning Bike of the Month. He won back in March 2010 with his 1939 Indian Sport Scout. Mike is the owner of Vintage German Motorcycles in Riverside specializing in 1930-1945 motorcycles. Visit his site:

Mike has owned the rare bike for 6 months. He say's that it's one of two known KS500 models in the USA. This model has dual carbs.

This model also has an Automatic Shifter. Controlled by either a foot pedal or a hand shifter, the gear is selected Automatically when the lever is moved in a single direction.

Although the Zundapp has a similar design to BMW, the two bikes share nothing in common. Both brands competed for Germany's military duties.

Zundapp was founded in 1917. After WWII they focused more on lightweight motorycles and mopeds until the company folded in 1984.

Thanks Mike for bringing this rare bike to our meet. View all the photos in our June Gallery.

The Bike of the Month contest is held monthly at the Vintage Bike OC meet. Qualifying motorcycles must be 30 years old or older. Former Bike of the Month winning bikes are not eligible to win again. Anyone attending the meet is eligible to enter a qualifying bike in the contest and vote for their favorite bike. The winning bike is chosen by a popular vote and is featured on the Home page for one month and in this feature article. The Bike of the Month articles are permanent content on the site.

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Photo gallery of all the Bike of the Month winners.
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June 2013
1937 Zundapp KS500
May 2013
1947 James Autocycle
April 2013
1931 Indian Scout 101
March 2013
1957 Ariel Square Four Mk II
February 2013
1938 AJS Flat Tracker
January 2013
1959 Triumph Tiger Cub 200
December 2012
1948 Vincent HRD Black Shadow
November 2012
1954 BMW R51/3
October 2012
1913 Indian Single Speed
September 2012
1978 Honda CBX
August 2012
1968 Suzuki B100P
July 2012
1953 BMW R68
June 2012
1941 Indian 741 Military Scout
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