These are the known mechanical and performance specifications for your 1938 DKW SB 500A.
ModelDKW SB 500A
Displacement494.00 ccm (30.14 cubic inches)
TypeCombined two 247cc cylinders on a single block
Fuel Economy & Polution
Front SuspensionGirder fork coil spring
Alt. Seat Height
Wheels & Brakes
Front BrakesExpanding brake (drum brake)
Front Brake Diameter
Rear BrakesExpanding brake (drum brake)
Rear Brake Diameter
It appears you're interested in specifications for the DKW SB 500A. This Allround model is powered by a Combined two 247cc cylinders on a single block Twin, two-stroke engine with 494.00 ccm (30.14 cubic inches) of actual displacement before compression. Fueling is metered via Carburettor. Bing allowing this machine to produce its horsepower and torque. According to our records engine heat of the DKW SB 500A is moderated by Liquid. You'll need to get familiar with the transmission and pay attention to final drive Chain maintainence. Our best information shows that the front tire size is and the rear is . The entire package is supported by the frame, . We know you like to go fast or cruise all day, but when you need to stop, you'll be dependant on Expanding brake (drum brake) front brakes and Expanding brake (drum brake) rear brakes. The DKW SB 500A was launched in 1938, and we're happy to know (or assume) you've got one in your garage. To help you keep your ride in tip-top shape, consider purchasing an owner or service manual.