NSU Lambretta and Prima (1950-57)

The NSU Lambretta/Prima was a motorcycle produced from 1950-1957, with a production of 189,000 units for the Lambretta and 76,911 for the Prima. It had a single cylinder, 2-stroke engine with a capacity of 150cc and a max power of 4.6kW/6.2hp @ 4500 rpm. The bike featured a 3-speed gearbox, twist grip gear selection, and a rigid tubular steel frame with rubber mounted noise-isolated body. Other features included a bottom link suspension, swinging arm with dual coil springs and hydraulic telescopic shock absorber, and a single exhaust. The NSU Lambretta/Prima had a top speed of 85km/h and an average consumption of 2.7l/100km. It was available in four colors: jade green, mitro red, alpine blue, and ebony/black.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: NSU Lambretta / Prima (specifications for the Prima)

Year: 1950-57

Production: Lambretta 189 000 units / Prima 76 911
Engine: Single cylinder, 2 stroke
Capacity: 150 cc / 7.6 cub in
Bore x Stroke: 57 x 57.6 mm
Cooling: Air cooled with blower
Lubrication: Oil bath
Ignition: Battery, 12 V, carburetor
Starting: Electric
Spark plug: E3.32
Exhaust System: Single exhaust
Max Power: 4.6 kW / 6.2 hp @ 4500 rpm
Clutch: Multi plate
Transmission: Three speed gearbox, with twist grip gear selection
Final Drive: Shaft
Font Suspension: Bottom link suspension

Rear Suspension: Swinging arm with dual coil springs and hydraulic telescopic shock absorber
Frame: Rigid tubular steel frame, rubber mounted noise-isolated body
Dimensions: Length 1905 mm / 75 in Width 686 mm / 27 in
Ground Clearance: 140 mm / 5.5 in
Wheels: 4.00 x 8 in
Rear Brake: Drum
Tank Capacity: 7.6/ 2 US gal
Dry Weight: 123 kg / 271 lbs
Average Consumption: 2.7 l/100 km / 37 km/l / 87 US mpg
Top Speed: 85 km/h / 52.8 mph
Colours: Jade Green, Mitro Red, Alpine Blue, Ebony/Black
Source: audi.com

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