BMW R62: history, specs, pictures
|Production||1928 - 1929|
two cylinder boxer, four-stroke
|Bore / Stroke||83.0mm x 68.0mm|
|Top Speed||71 mph (115 km/h)|
|Horsepower||17.57 HP (13.1 KW) @ 3400RPM|
|Fuel System||carburetor. 22mm|
|Transmission||Gear box: 3-speed
Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)
|Suspension||Front: leading link
|Brakes||Front: expanding brake (drum brake). single
|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||155.0 kg (wet)|
|Fuel Capacity||3.3 Gallon (12.50 Liters)|
The BMW R62 was a two cylinder boxer, four-stroke standard produced by BMW between 1928 and 1929. It could reach a top speed of 71 mph (115 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 17.57 HP (13.1 KW) @ 3400 RPM.
Engine[edit | edit source]
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 745.0 cubic centimeters. 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 R62 was fitted with a 3.3 Gallon (12.50 Liters) fuel tank. The wheelbase was 55.12 inches (1400 mm) long.
1929 BMW R 62[edit | edit source]
The 1928 BMW R 62 is considered by many to be the first touring motorcycle designed by the House of Munich. It had, at its heart, an air-cooled, four-stroke, 745cc, single vertical cylinder engine mated to a three-speed manual transmission, and could reach a maximum power output of 18 horsepower at 3400 rpm.
Standard fittings included a sprung seat, a rear luggage rack, a large headlight, a plate spring front fork, a hard-tail rear suspension, a drum brake in the front, an external shoe brake at the gearing on cardan shaft in the rear, laced wheels, a 12-liter (3.2-gallon) fuel tank and a blacked-out frame.