Konig 500 GP

Konig 500 GPThe elegant König was an extremely competitive race bike. Rather strangely, it was powered by a boat engine: a water-cooled, four-cylinder, two-stroke. In the hands of New Zealand racer Kim Newcombe, the König (‘King’ in German) trumped the MVs of the day. Unfortunately, Newcombe died after a crash at Silverstone in 1973, just one point away from winning the 500cc championship.