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1960 BMW R 50S technical specifications

BMW R 50S technical specifications

Technical specifications

Model: R 50S
Years: 1960 - 62
Engine: Four stroke, two cylinder horizontally opposed Boxer, pushrod operated 2 valves per cylinder.
Capacity: 494 cc / 30.1 cu in.
Bore x Stroke: 68 x 68 mm
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
Cooling System: Air cooled
Induction: 2 x Bing 1/24/45 - 1/24/46 carburetors
Ignition: Magneto ignition
Starting: Kick
Clutch: Single plate saucer spring, dry
Max Power: 26 kW / 35 hp @ 5800 rpm
Transmission: 4 Speed
Final Drive: Shaft
Gear Ratio: 1st 5.33 / 2nd 3.02 / 3rd 2.04 / 4th 1.54:1
Frame: Double loop steel tubular frame
Front Suspension: Telescopic fork
Rear Suspension: Long swing arm with suspension units and oil pressure shock absorbers
Front Brakes: ∅200mm Drum, duplex full hub
Rear Brakes: ∅200mm Drum, simplex full hub
Front Tyre: 3.50 -18"
Rear Tyre: 3.50 -18"
Wet-Weight: 195 kg / 429 lbs
Fuel Capacity : 17 liters / 4.49 US gal

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