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1930 BMW R16

Manufacturer BMW
Also called R16 series 3, R16 series 4, R16 series 5, R16 series 1, R 16 series 1, R 16
Production 1929 - 1934
Class Classic
Engine two cylinder boxer, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 83.0mm x 68.0mm
Compression ratio 6.75:1
Top speed 78 mph (126 km/h)
Horse Power 32.32 HP (24.1 KW) @ 4500RPM
Ignition type magneto
Battery 7.0:1
Transmission Gear box: 3-speed

Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)

Clutch: dry-single plate-cable operated
Suspension Front: leading link
Rear: rigid
Brakes Front: expanding brake (drum brake)
Rear: cardan brake
Front Tire 3.5-26
Rear Tire 3.5-26
Wheelbase 54.33 inches (1380 mm)
Dimensions L 82.68 inches (2100 mm)
W 35.04 inches (890 mm)
H 37.4 inches (950 mm)
Weight  (dry), 165.0 kg (wet)
Fuel capacity 3.7 Gallon (14.00 Liters)
Fuel consumption 2.75 litres/100 km (36.4 km/l or 85.53 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual
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The BMW R16 series 5 was a two cylinder boxer, four-stroke Classic motorcycle produced by BMW between 1929 and 1934. It could reach a top speed of 78 mph (126 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 32.32 HP (24.1 KW) @ 4500 RPM.


The engine was a air cooled two cylinder boxer, four-stroke. A 83.0mm bore x 68.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 736.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead valves (ohv).


The bike has a 3-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the dry-single plate-cable operated.


It came with a 3.5-26 front tire and a 3.5-26 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via expanding brake (drum brake) in the front and a cardan brake in the rear. The front suspension was a leading link while the rear was equipped with a rigid. The R16 series 5 was fitted with a 3.7 Gallon (14.00 Liters) fuel tank. The wheelbase was 54.33 inches (1380 mm) long.

1929 - 1934 BMW R 16

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The 1929 BMW R 16 sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 735cc, flat twin cylinder powerhouse mated to a three-speed manual transmission that can produce 25 horsepower at 4000 rpm. This classic Beemer came with features such as a sprung seat, a hard-tail rear suspension, a plate spring front fork, laced wheels, wide handlebars, a large, round headlamp and a dual exhaust system.