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Posted By: eaglem, 07-11-2022, 12:07 AM



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there were some aircraft-like touches on the KR175, including the narrow body with tandem seats and the top-opening canopy in place of doors. Power was provided by a 175cc single-cylinder two-stroke engine with a pull start, although an electric starter was offered as an option. The "K" in the name stands for "kabinenroller", essentially "scooter with cabin". And as this name implies, it wasn't really intended as serious competition with four-wheeled cars. The KR175 sold 15,000 units from 1953 to 1955, which is really not such a bad number for this type of vehicle.
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We saw one of these on a Wisconsin county road I was around10 years old . It was an idea whose time has finally come .TFS
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We saw one of these on a Wisconsin county road I was around10 years old . It was an idea whose time has finally come .TFS
Yes I remember seeing one when I was young. It brought back memories
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Well, I haven't seen one of these. It's pretty sleek for its time period. Nice capture.

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QuoteOriginally posted by eaglem Quote

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there were some aircraft-like touches on the KR175, including the narrow body with tandem seats and the top-opening canopy in place of doors. Power was provided by a 175cc single-cylinder two-stroke engine with a pull start, although an electric starter was offered as an option. The "K" in the name stands for "kabinenroller", essentially "scooter with cabin". And as this name implies, it wasn't really intended as serious competition with four-wheeled cars. The KR175 sold 15,000 units from 1953 to 1955, which is really not such a bad number for this type of vehicle.
a cool car and with gas so expensive maybe it could make a come back.Nice picture and infoe. Thanks for posting
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A very interesting vehicle. It is something I have never seen before. I think I would get claustrophobic driving it, or worse yet, sitting in the back seat. Thanks for sharing it.
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Well, I haven't seen one of these. It's pretty sleek for its time period. Nice capture.
They didn't make that many of them

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a cool car and with gas so expensive maybe it could make a come back.Nice picture and infoe. Thanks for posting
I believe they've made an electric model of it too.

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A very interesting vehicle. It is something I have never seen before. I think I would get claustrophobic driving it, or worse yet, sitting in the back seat. Thanks for sharing it.
Yes I think there's more room on the back seats of a Mustang and that's saying something

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Very interesting car, that is quite well kept!
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Very interesting car, that is quite well kept!
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