A Zündapp KS750 was a type of motorcycle, combined with a sidecar, that was produced on Earth for the German military by the German automotive manufacturer Zündapp during World War II.

In 2374, the Hirogen gained control over the USS Voyager and utilized its holodeck for the creation of their hunting simulations. One of the scenarios they chose was set in the French World War II-era village of Sainte Claire, occupied by Germans. In order to be as historical correct as possible, they also recreated holographic duplicate period vehicles as backdrop for their simulation, including a Zündapp KS750 motorcycle operated by SS soldiers, which could be seen patrolling the occupied city. At one point the motorcycle pursued Seven of Nine and Neelix in their role as French Resistance fighters into an alley of the town. (VOY: "The Killing Game", "The Killing Game, Part II")


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The Zündapp was one of the two major sidecar motorcycle types used by the Germans during the war, the other one being the BMW R75, featured in ENT: "Storm Front".

The identifying markers on this motorcycle were the lack of the distinctive support bars attached over the front mud guard, the solid front wheel strut lacking the suspension parts at the top of the strut, as well as the smaller disk-brake, all of which should have been there if it was a BMW. Strictly speaking, the featured motorcycle could also have been a KS600, the pre-war civilian version that was pressed into military service. However as soon as the first units became operational, it was discovered that it was too underpowered and too frail for the rigors of war and it was quickly redesigned as the visually near identical, and far more ubiquitous KS750 with a more powerful engine, sturdier frame and larger disc-brakes (discovered to be needed as compensation for the more powerful engine) on later produced units. Motion blur has made it impossible to make out the license plate on the front mud guard.

Though technically the better of the two ultimately, with 18,600 units of the KS750 variant produced during the war as opposed to BMW's 16,500, the Zündapp KS600/750 has always remained in the shadow of its far more renowned rival, it becoming the quintessential World War II German motorcycle after the war, soldiering on in countless Hollywood productions.

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