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Also called R 65 LS
Production 1982 - 1984
Class Standard
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)
Oil Filter K&N KN-161[2]
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[edit]

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[edit]


  1. 1.0 1.1 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019. 
  2. 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019.