1980 DKW Wankel W2000 for Sale – £SOLD

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1980 DKW Wankel W2000 for Sale, A Very Rare Rotary Classic Vintage, Oil Injection Model.

This Is a Rare Must For The Fanatical Wankel Collector?


1980 DKW Wankel W2000 For Sale (1)1980 DKW Wankel W2000 for Sale, Here we have a very quirky more or less unmolested DKW Rotary from the early 80’s, This bike has just been retrieved from a collector, the bike has in the last two years been re-commissioned and partly restored + fired back up into life, We have just fitted a new heavy duty Yuasa 18 amp hour battery to turn the beast over + we have given the DKW WANKEL ? : ) motorcycle a good look over with a long road test, we will also supply the bike with 12 months Mot to the new buyer with all registration DVLA documentation / V5c logbook etc.

£7989 Firm: NO OFFERS.

294cc Rotary engine
1980 ( 40 years old ) WoW )
What were they thinking of ???

This Is a Rare Must For The Fanatical Wankel Collector ??? : )

100% Genuine UK supplied from new.

Date of first registration 01.04.1980
Date of first registration in the UK 01.04.1980
3 Former keepers only.
Chassis/Vin/Frame No. 480005128
Engine No. 7587581
Mileage 8060 miles.
Taxation class: BICYCLE ??
Cylinder capacity (cc) 294CC
Wheelplan 2-WHEEL
Colour: BLACK

1 X Original key
Original owners handbook.
Original DKW Rotary Owners Club Invoice for service parts.
8 x old mot’s + latest.

I can honestly say that I have never ridden such a weird machine in my life its a cross between a Electric / turbine / diesel / rotary / petrol engine contraption = ( A machine or a device that appears strange or unnecessarily complicated, and often badly made ? )

This weird and wonderful machine feels like you have just wound up a big elastic band and then you have unclipped the release mechanism, WoW Weeeeeeeeeeee.

Extract from DKW archive.
Although it would eventually prove a technological blind alley, the rotary engine seemed full of promise for automotive applications in the early 1970s. Three major motorcycle manufacturers released models using rotary engines: Suzuki, Norton and DKW. Introduced to the UK market in 1973, the latter’s offering was the W2000 (marketed as the Hercules W2000 elsewhere) which was powered by a single rotor Fichtel & Sachs snowmobile engine displacing 294cc. This fan-cooled unit drove via a six-speed transmission and was suspended from a tubular spine frame, while the rest of the cycle parts were entirely conventional for the time. It goes without saying that its rotary engine was vibrationless, but the little ‘Deek’ possessed other virtues: excellent build quality, superb handling, BMW-like rider comfort and the convenience of an electric starter. Top speed was around 95mph. ‘But even ignoring the novelty value of the unconventional power unit, it’s an outstanding machine in its own right,’ declared by Bike Magazine.


What you will be buying is a rare running working early 80’s piece of lost HISTORY.
No warranty given or implied as this machine was to technically advanced when made ?
You could ride home if you dare.

Please Take Note: The well known big classic Auction House beginning with the big B sold a similar but non running DKW as a non running wreck.
This is a running DKW that has to be a MUST HAVE BUY, Only for the serious Wankel collector.

Part exchange very welcome, Delivery can easily be arranged anywhere in the World, All payments taken.

Please message or call the shop / showroom on 020 8997 2421 between 10.30 and 6 or try the 24/7 anytime mobile on 07973 11 12 13 and ask for Frank.
Email: fjk222@hotmail.com

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