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1953 BMW R68 Specs

General ─░nformation

Model BMW R68
Year 1953
Category Sport

Engine and transmission

Displacement 594.00 ccm (36.25 cubic inches)
Power 35.94 HP (26.2 kW)) @ 7000 RPM
Compression 8.1:1
Bore x stroke 72.0 x 73.0 mm (2.8 x 2.9 inches)
Fuel system Carburettor. Bing 26mm
Fuel control Overhead Valves (OHV)
Ignition Magneto
Lubrication system Forced feed
Cooling system Air
Gearbox 4-speed
Transmission type, final drive Shaft drive (cardan)
Fuel consumption 4.60 litres/100 km (21.7 km/l or 51.13 mpg)
Greenhouse gases 106.7 CO2 g/km. (CO2 - Carbon dioxide emission)

Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels

Frame type Steel-doble cradle
Front suspension Cartridge
Rear suspension Twin shock-Plunger
Rear tyre 3.5-19
Front brakes Expanding brake (drum brake). Duplex full hub
Front brakes diamete 200 mm (7.9 inches)
Rear brakes Expanding brake (drum brake). Simplex full hub
rear_brakes_diameter 200 mm (7.9 inches)
Seat Dual seat

Physical measures and capacities

Weight incl. oil, gas, etc 202.0 kg (445.3 pounds)
Overall height 985 mm (38.8 inches)
Overall length 2,130 mm (83.9 inches)
Overall width 725 mm (28.5 inches)
Wheelbase 1,400 mm (55.1 inches)
Fuel capacity 17.00 litres (4.49 gallons)

Other specifications

Starter Kick
Carrying capacity 355
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