BMW R68 (1952-54)

Make Model: BMW R 68


Year: 1952 – 54
Engine: Four stroke, two cylinder horizontally opposed Boxer, pushrod operated 2 valves per cylinder.
Capacity: 594 cc / 36.2 cu in
Bore x Stroke: 72 x 73 mm
Compression Ratio: 8.0:1
Cooling System: Air cooled
Induction: 2 x Bing 1/26/9 – 1/26/10 carburetors
Ignition: Magneto ignition
Starting: Kick
Clutch: Single plate, dry
Max Power: 26.1 kW / 35 hp @ 7000 rpm
Transmission / Drive: 4 Speed / Shaft
Gear Ratio: 1st 4.00 2nd 2.28 3rd 1.7 4th 1.3
Frame: Double loop steel tubular frame
Front Suspension: Telescopic front fork with hydraulic damping; plunger type
Rear Suspension: Spring with coil compression springs and rubber deflection stops
Front Brakes: 200mm Drum duplex full hub
Rear Brakes: 200mm Drum simplex full hub
Front Tyre: 3.50 – 19″
Rear Tyre: 3.50 – 19″
Wet-Weight: 190 kg / 422 lbs

Fuel Capacity: 17 liters / 4.4 US gal


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