BMW R62: history, specs, pictures

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Production 1928 - 1929
Class Classic
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)

Clutch: dry-single plate-cable operated
Suspension Front: leading link
Rear: rigid
Brakes Front: expanding brake (drum brake). single
Front Tire 3.50-26.00
Rear Tire 3.50-26.00
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)
Manuals Service Manual

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.