The Tourist 103 A2 was the last Tourist manufactured and was imported into the USA.
According to an article written by John Gerber for the American Scooterist, approximately 150 A2s were imported into the USA.
The rear end of the 103 A2 differentiates it from all previous models. Like the 103 A1, the 103 A2 had two variations that are worth mentioning: early and late. Early 103 A2s have differ from 103 A1s in the following ways:
- Body: The rear body panel was completely redesigned. The body has several chrome pieces on each side.
- Frame: The frame was modified to suit the rear body panel.
- Spare tire bracket: The spare tire bracket is updated and is more decorative than the A1.
- Taillight: The taillight was redesigned to include turnsignals.
- Legshield: The legshield is similar to late model 103 A1s except they have an indent for the turn signal wiring.
- Nose: The nose on a 103 A2 has a single raise area behind the front bumper. Earlier Tourists had a double raised area.
- Bumper: The 103 A2 has a redesigned bumper.
The 103 A2 underwent a few changes late in production. Specifically:
- Wheel rims:The 103 A2 began using split wheel rims. The rims also used five lug nuts for attachment to the front and rear hubs.
- Suspension: The front suspension was changed to a swingarm type that resembled most Lambretta front end suspensions.
Click here to see known 103 A2s in North America.
- Motor: Air-cooled, single cylinder four-stroke engine
- Bore/stroke: 60.0 / 61.5 mm
- Valve type: Over head valve
- Capacity: 174 cm³
- Ignition: Battery ignition system "Bosch" 12 V - 90W
- Carburetor: "Bing" 1/20/51
- Starter: E-Starter
- Transmission: Four speed manual transmission via Hand shifter. The gear ratios:
- 1st Gear 18.5 : 1
- 2nd Gear 10.6 : 1
- 3rd Gear 7.1 : 1
- 4th Gear 5.13 : 1
- Drive: Chain enclosed in oil bath chain guard
- Chassis: Steel tube framework, telescoping front fork (after July 1960 swingarm assembly like Lambretta), one-sided swingarm in the back
- Tires: 4.00 x 10"
- Wheel base: 1380 mm
- Length: 2020 mm
- Width: 710 mm
- Height: 1000 mm
- Dry weight: 148 kg
- Total weight: 350 kg
- Consumption / 100km: 3.01
- Maximum speed: 95 km/h
- Price: ?
- Years in production: August 1960 - December 31, 1965
- Number produced: 55,000
The specifications are courtesy of the Heinkel Club Deutschland.
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