Dieter König

Dieter König (19 May 1931 – 17 August 1991) not only raced hydroplanes, but was also responsible for manufacturing the engines that powered them. During the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s his "König" engines dominated the sport.

Dieter König
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Koenig in 1985
Personal information
Born(1931-05-19)May 19, 1931
Berlin, Germany
DiedAugust 17, 1991(1991-08-17) (aged 60)
OccupationEngine manufacturer

The engines were manufactured in his hometown of Berlin, Germany. They were used in Grand Prix motorcycle racing powering Kim Newcombe to second place in the 500cc class of the 1973 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season, as well powering Rolf Steinhausen/Josef Huber to win two World Sidecar Championships.[1]


  1. ^ "Quincy vs Konig". 2008-01-28. Retrieved 2014-07-26.

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