BMW R52: history, specs, pictures
|Production||1928 - 1929|
two cylinder boxer, four-stroke
|Top Speed||62 mph (100 km/h)|
|Horsepower||11.67 HP (8.7 KW) @ 3400RPM|
|Fuel System||carburetor. 22mm bmw spezial|
|Transmission||Gear box: 3-speed
Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)
|Suspension||Front: leading link
|Brakes||Front: expanding brake (drum brake)
|Wheelbase||55.12 inches (1400 mm)|
|Length||82.68 inches (2100 mm)|
|Width||31.5 inches (800 mm)|
|Height||37.4 inches (950 mm)|
|Weight||152.0 kg (wet)|
|Fuel Capacity||3.3 Gallon (12.50 Liters)|
|Fuel Consumption||3.50 liters/100 km (28.6 km/l or 67.21 mpg)|
The BMW R52 was a two cylinder boxer, four-stroke standard produced by BMW between 1928 and 1929. It could reach a top speed of 62 mph (100 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 11.67 HP (8.7 KW) @ 3400 RPM.
Engine[edit | edit source]
The engine was a air cooled two cylinder boxer, four-stroke. Fuel was supplied via a overhead valves (ohv).
Drive[edit | edit source]
The bike has a 3-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the dry-single plate-cable operated.
Chassis[edit | edit source]
It came with a 3.50-26.00 front tire and a 3.50-26.00 rear tire. The front suspension was a leading link while the rear was equipped with a rigid. The R52 was fitted with a 3.3 Gallon (12.50 Liters) fuel tank. The wheelbase was 55.12 inches (1400 mm) long.
1929 BMW R 52[edit | edit source]
The 1928 BMW R 52 has, at its heart, an air-cooled, four-stroke, 486cc, single vertical cylinder engine mated to a three-speed manual transmission and can produce 12 horsepower at 3400 rpm. It comes with a plate spring fork, a hard-tail rear suspension, a sprung, single saddle, a front drum brake coupled to a block brake in the rear, laced wheels, a large headlamp, full fenders and a rear luggage rack.