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|predecessor      = [[BMW R65]]
|predecessor      = [[BMW R65]]
|successor        =
|successor        =
|class            = [[Naked]]
|class            = [[Standard]]
|engine          = two cylinder boxer, four-stroke
|engine          = two cylinder boxer, four-stroke
|bore_stroke      = 82.0mm x 61.5mm
|bore_stroke      = 82.0mm x 61.5mm

Revision as of 19:41, 31 July 2019

Also called R 65 LS
Production 1982 - 1984
Class [[:Category:Standard motorcycles|Standard]] [[Category:Standard motorcycles]]
Predecessor BMW R65
two cylinder boxer, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 82.0mm x 61.5mm
Compression ratio 9.2:1
Top Speed 109 mph (175 km/h)
Horsepower 48.95 HP (36.5 KW) @ 7250RPM
Torque 38.36 ft/lbs (52.0 Nm) @ 6500RPM
Spark Plug NGK BP7ES `81-85 [1]
Battery YUASA 51814 `81-85 [1]
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed
Clutch: dry, single plate
Final Drive Shaft
Suspension Front: telescopic fork
Rear: dual shocks
Brakes Front: dual disc
Rear: expanding brake
Front Tire 3.25-18
Rear Tire 4.00-18
Wheelbase 55.12 inches (1400 mm)
Length 87.01 inches (2210 mm)
Width 27.01 inches (686 mm)
Weight 208.0 kg (wet)
Fuel Capacity 5.81 Gallon (22.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual

The BMW R65LS was a two cylinder boxer, four-stroke Naked motorcycle produced by BMW between 1982 and 1984. It could reach a top speed of 109 mph (175 km/h). Max torque was 38.36 ft/lbs (52.0 Nm) @ 6500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 48.95 HP (36.5 KW) @ 7250 RPM.


The engine was a air cooled two cylinder boxer, four-stroke. A 82.0mm bore x 61.5mm stroke result in a displacement of just 649.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead valves (ohv).


The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the dry, single plate.


It came with a 3.25-18 front tire and a 4.00-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via dual disc in the front and a expanding brake in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a dual shocks. The R65LS was fitted with a 5.81 Gallon (22.00 Liters) fuel tank. The wheelbase was 55.12 inches (1400 mm) long.

1982 BMW R 65 LS

1982 BMW R 65 LS

The 1982 MY BMW R 65 LS has, at its heart, an air-cooled, four-stroke, 649cc, boxer twin cylinder engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission, and can produce a claimed 50 horsepower and 52 Nm of torque. In addition, it comes with a nose-fairing, a large, round headlamp, cast-aluminum wheels, dual front disc brakes a single disc in the rear, a telescopic fork as a front suspension coupled to dual shocks in the rear, an analogue instrument cluster and a dual seat.

In Media


  1. 1.0 1.1 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019.