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1958 BMW R50 Specs

General ─░nformation

Model BMW R50
Year 1958
Category Allround

Engine and transmission

Displacement 494.00 ccm (30.14 cubic inches)
Power 25.97 HP (19.0 kW)) @ 5800 RPM
Top speed 140.0 km/h (87.0 mph)
Compression 6.8:1
Bore x stroke 68.0 x 68.0 mm (2.7 x 2.7 inches)
Fuel system Carburettor. 24mm Bing
Fuel control Overhead Valves (OHV)
Ignition Magneto
Lubrication system Wet sump
Cooling system Air
Gearbox 4-speed
Transmission type, final drive Shaft drive (cardan)
Fuel consumption 4.10 litres/100 km (24.4 km/l or 57.37 mpg)
Greenhouse gases 95.1 CO2 g/km. (CO2 - Carbon dioxide emission)

Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels

Frame type Steel doble loop tubular
Front suspension Cartridge
Rear suspension Twin shock-Swingarm
Frame 3.50-18
Front tyre 3.50-18
Rear tyre 3.50-18
Front brakes Expanding brake (drum brake)
Front brakes diamete 200 mm (7.9 inches)
Rear brakes Expanding brake (drum brake)
rear_brakes_diameter 200 mm (7.9 inches)
Seat Single seat

Physical measures and capacities

Weight incl. oil, gas, etc 195.0 kg (429.9 pounds)
Overall height 980 mm (38.6 inches)
Overall length 2,125 mm (83.7 inches)
Overall width 660 mm (26.0 inches)
Wheelbase 1,380 mm (54.3 inches)

Other specifications

Starter Kick
Carrying capacity 360kg
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