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1928 BMW R42 Specs

General ─░nformation

Model BMW R42
Year 1928
Category Allround

Engine and transmission

Displacement 494.00 ccm (30.14 cubic inches)
Power 11.96 HP (8.7 kW)) @ 3400 RPM
Top speed 95.0 km/h (59.0 mph)
Compression 4.9:1
Bore x stroke 68.0 x 68.0 mm (2.7 x 2.7 inches)
Fuel system Carburettor. 20mm BMW Spezial
Fuel control Overhead Valves (OHV)
Lubrication system Wet sump
Cooling system Air
Gearbox 3-speed
Transmission type, final drive Shaft drive (cardan)

Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels

Frame type Steel doble cradle
Front suspension Leading link
Rear suspension Rigid
Frame 3.5-26
Front tyre 3.5-26
Rear tyre 3.5-26
Front brakes Expanding brake (drum brake)
Front brakes diamete 150 mm (5.9 inches)
Seat Single seat

Physical measures and capacities

Weight incl. oil, gas, etc 126.0 kg (277.8 pounds)
Overall height 950 mm (37.4 inches)
Overall length 2,100 mm (82.7 inches)
Overall width 800 mm (31.5 inches)
Wheelbase 1,410 mm (55.5 inches)

Other specifications

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