Zündapp motorcycles
Zundapps.com is a resource which documents the rise and fall of the Zündapp motorcycle brand during the pre-war and inter-war years 1930-1945. While Zündapp survived World War II, it was never able to regain its prior seat amongst the world's large motorcycle manufacturers. Now defunct, Zündapp is alive still in the community of entusiasts who keep these great machines on the road. Zundapps.com attempts to document each of the early Zündapp models and host a registry of all known machines that exist today.

Zündapp was founded in 1917 by Dr.-Ing. E. h. Fritz L. Neumeyer and Friedrich A. Krupp, Essen, under the name Zünder und App aratebau(Ignition and Equipment Company) G.m.b.H, Nürnberg. They supplied ignition equipment to the German army until the war ended in 1918. In 1919, after the transition to a peace-economy, the company changed its name to "Zündapp company for the construction of special machines m. b. H. " in Nuremberg. At this time, they also started producing light machine parts and in 1921, the fabrication of motorcycles. In the following years, the small, nimble machines were known throughout Germany as "Zündapp, the motorcycle for everyone".