Car Show Outtake: 1965 DKW Hummel 155 – 50cc of Bizarre

CC Reader Peter N. sent me these pictures of a rare 1965 DKW Hummel 155. This rather bizarrely styled 50cc motorcycle, dubbed “The Tin Banana” in Germany, was based on the popular Hummel moped, but it had a higher output 2hp engine and a three speed transmission allowing speeds up to 45mph. You may not be shocked to learn that the Hummel 155 was a dud, and production ended after just two years.

Here’s a view of that oversized headlight nacelle.


And the stats. I’m guessing it’s quite the collector’s item nowadays.