Jay Leno’s Garage » 1966 Münch Mammouth
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to ride a Münch Mammouth? Münch was a German motorcycle manufacturer which, during the 1960s, produced the Mammouth, a four-cylinder motorcycle using an NSU car engine. Unveiled at the 1966 Cologne show, the Mammouth was the creation of German engineer Friedl Munch, whose dream was to build the most fantastic motorcycle in the world.
Using an 1177cc four-cylinder NSU car engine, the Münch Mammouth produced an awesome-for-the-time 88hp and was good for over 200km/h- a full two years before Honda’s first CB750/4 superbike. Over the next decade, some 450 examples of the handmade superbike would roll out of the Ossenheim factory gates, but of these only around 200 now exist; a collector in Germany has 30, a Frenchman 18 and 20 more are in a museum in America. (source: MCN)