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{{Motorcycle
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|name            = BMW R 69S
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|photo=1962.jpg
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|manufacturer    = BMW
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|production      = 1960
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|class            = Classic
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|engine          = air-cooled, four-stroke, boxer twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylinder
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|bore_stroke      = 71.1mm x 71.1mm
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|compression      = 9.5:1
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|power            = 41.97 HP (31.3 KW) @ 7000RPM
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|battery          =
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|transmission    = Gear box: 4-speed, manual <br>
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Final Drive: [[shaft]] <br>
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Clutch: dry, single plate <br>
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|frame            =
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|suspension      =Front: telescopic fork <br>
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Rear: [[plunger]] shocks
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|brakes          =Front: 200mm drum <br>Rear: 200mm drum
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|front_tire      = {{tire|3.50 - S18}}
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|rear_tire    = {{tire|4.00 - S18}}
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|wet_weight      = 200.0 kg
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The '''[[BMW]] R 69S''' was a air-cooled, four-stroke, boxer twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylinder Classic [[motorcycle]] produced by [[BMW]] in 1960. Claimed [[horsepower]] was 41.97 HP (31.3 KW) @ 7000 RPM. 
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S version of the [[BMW R69]].  
 
S version of the [[BMW R69]].  
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In the early 1950s [[BMW|BMW]] concentrated on refining what were essentially pre-war designs, but by 1955 was ready with a brace of new machines, the [[BMW R50|BMW R50]] and R69. Of 500cc and 600cc respectively, the newcomers inherited the updated, flat-twin engine introduced on the R51/3 a few years previously but deployed this in all-new cycle parts, the most notable departures from preceding practice being the Earles-type, leading-link front fork and swing-arm rear suspension enclosing the drive-shaft in the right leg - developments first seen on the works racers. A luxury tourer capable of over 100mph, the R69 cost as much as a small family car and sold to discerning enthusiasts for whom expense mattered little when set against the excellence of BMW engineering. The R50/69 were produced until the arrival of the slightly more powerful 'S' versions for 1961. The larger of these, the R69S, produced 42bhp and was good for a top speed of around 110mph. 'Luxury roadster with superb high-speed performance yet docile traffic manners; magnificent steering, roadholding and brakes,' was Motor Cycle magazine's verdict.
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==Engine==
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A 71.1mm [[bore]] x 71.1mm [[stroke]] result in a [[displacement]] of just 594.0 cubic centimeters. 
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==Drive==
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The bike has a 4-speed, manual transmission. Power was moderated via the dry, single plate. 
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==Chassis==
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It came with a 3.50 - S18 front [[tire]] and a 4.00 - S18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via 200mm drum in the front and a 200mm drum in the rear. The front suspension was a  telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a plunger shocks. 
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==1960 - 1969 BMW R 69S==
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[[File:bmw-r-69s-2-1960-1969-4.jpg|600px|1960 - 1969 BMW R 69S]]
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[[File:bmw-r-69s-2-1960-1969-3.jpg|600px|1960 - 1969 BMW R 69S]]
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[[File:bmw-r-69s-2-1960-1969-2.jpg|600px|1960 - 1969 BMW R 69S]]
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[[File:bmw-r-69s-2-1960-1969-1.jpg|600px|1960 - 1969 BMW R 69S]]
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[[File:bmw-r-69s-2-1960-1969-0.jpg|600px|1960 - 1969 BMW R 69S]]
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The 1960 BMW R 69S has, at its heart, an air-cooled, four-stroke, 594cc, boxer twin cylinder powerplant paired to a four-speed manual transmission, that can reach a maximum power output of 42 horsepower at 7000 rpm.
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In addition, this sporty machine comes with features such as a dual seat, full fenders, a dual exhaust system with pea-shooter mufflers, a large headlight, laced wheels, drum brakes in the front and in the rear, a telescopic hydraulic front fork coupled to plunger shocks in the rear, laced wheels and an analogue speedometer.
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==1961==
 
==1961==
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==1963==
 
==1963==
[[Image:1963-BMW-R69S-Black-2860-0.jpg|left|thumb|1963 BMW R69S Touring in Black]][[Image:1963-BMW-R69S-Black-2860-1.jpg|left|thumb|1963 BMW R69S Touring in Black]][[Image:1963-BMW-R69S-Black-2860-2.jpg|left|thumb|1963 BMW R69S Touring in Black]][[Image:1963-BMW-R69S-Black-2860-3.jpg|left|thumb|1963 BMW R69S Touring in Black]][[Image:1963-BMW-R69S-Black-2860-4.jpg|left|thumb|1963 BMW R69S Touring in Black]][[Image:1963-BMW-R69S-Black-2860-5.jpg|left|thumb|1963 BMW R69S Touring in Black]][[Image:1963-BMW-R69S-Black-2860-6.jpg|left|thumb|1963 BMW R69S Touring in Black]]
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<gallery mode='packed-hover'>
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File:1963-BMW-R69S-Black-2860-0.jpg|left|thumb|1963 BMW R69S Touring in Black
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File:1963-BMW-R69S-Black-2860-1.jpg|left|thumb|1963 BMW R69S Touring in Black
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File:1963-BMW-R69S-Black-2860-2.jpg|left|thumb|1963 BMW R69S Touring in Black
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File:1963-BMW-R69S-Black-2860-3.jpg|left|thumb|1963 BMW R69S Touring in Black
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File:1963-BMW-R69S-Black-2860-4.jpg|left|thumb|1963 BMW R69S Touring in Black
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File:1963-BMW-R69S-Black-2860-5.jpg|left|thumb|1963 BMW R69S Touring in Black
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File:1963-BMW-R69S-Black-2860-6.jpg|left|thumb|1963 BMW R69S Touring in Black
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</gallery>
  
 
==1965==
 
==1965==
[[Image:1965-BMW-R69S-Black-6197-0.jpg|left|thumb|1965 BMW R69S in Black]][[Image:1965-BMW-R69S-Black-6197-1.jpg|left|thumb|1965 BMW R69S in Black]][[Image:1965-BMW-R69S-Black-6197-2.jpg|left|thumb|1965 BMW R69S in Black]][[Image:1965-BMW-R69S-Black-6197-3.jpg|left|thumb|1965 BMW R69S in Black]]
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File:1965-BMW-R69S-Black-6197-0.jpg|left|thumb|1965 BMW R69S in Black
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File:1965-BMW-R69S-Black-6197-1.jpg|left|thumb|1965 BMW R69S in Black
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File:1965-BMW-R69S-Black-6197-2.jpg|left|thumb|1965 BMW R69S in Black
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File:1965-BMW-R69S-Black-6197-3.jpg|left|thumb|1965 BMW R69S in Black
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</gallery>
  
 
==1969 R69S==
 
==1969 R69S==
[[Image:1966-BMW-R69S-Black-5122-0.jpg|left|thumb|1966 BMW R69S in Black]][[Image:1966-BMW-R69S-Black-5122-1.jpg|left|thumb|1966 BMW R69S in Black]][[Image:1966-BMW-R69S-Black-5122-2.jpg|left|thumb|1966 BMW R69S in Black]][[Image:1966-BMW-R69S-Black-5122-3.jpg|left|thumb|1966 BMW R69S in Black]][[Image:1966-BMW-R69S-Black-5122-4.jpg|left|thumb|1966 BMW R69S in Black]]
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<gallery mode='packed-hover'>
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File:1966-BMW-R69S-Black-5122-0.jpg|left|thumb|1966 BMW R69S in Black
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File:1966-BMW-R69S-Black-5122-1.jpg|left|thumb|1966 BMW R69S in Black
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File:1966-BMW-R69S-Black-5122-2.jpg|left|thumb|1966 BMW R69S in Black
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File:1966-BMW-R69S-Black-5122-3.jpg|left|thumb|1966 BMW R69S in Black
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File:1966-BMW-R69S-Black-5122-4.jpg|left|thumb|1966 BMW R69S in Black
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</gallery>
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{{BMW}}
  
 
[[Category:BMW motorcycles|R69]]
 
[[Category:BMW motorcycles|R69]]
 
[[Category:1960s motorcycles|R69]]
 
[[Category:1960s motorcycles|R69]]
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[[Category:BMW R series]]

Latest revision as of 14:20, 3 June 2020

1962.jpg
BMW R 69S
Manufacturer
BMW
Production 1960
Class Classic
Engine
air-cooled, four-stroke, boxer twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylinder
Bore / Stroke 71.1mm x 71.1mm
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Horsepower 41.97 HP (31.3 KW) @ 7000RPM
Transmission Gear box: 4-speed, manual

Final Drive: shaft

Clutch: dry, single plate
Suspension Front: telescopic fork
Rear: plunger shocks
Brakes Front: 200mm drum
Rear: 200mm drum
Front Tire 3.50 - S18
Rear Tire 4.00 - S18
Weight 200.0 kg (wet)
Manuals Service Manual


The BMW R 69S was a air-cooled, four-stroke, boxer twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylinder Classic motorcycle produced by BMW in 1960. Claimed horsepower was 41.97 HP (31.3 KW) @ 7000 RPM.


S version of the BMW R69.


In the early 1950s BMW concentrated on refining what were essentially pre-war designs, but by 1955 was ready with a brace of new machines, the BMW R50 and R69. Of 500cc and 600cc respectively, the newcomers inherited the updated, flat-twin engine introduced on the R51/3 a few years previously but deployed this in all-new cycle parts, the most notable departures from preceding practice being the Earles-type, leading-link front fork and swing-arm rear suspension enclosing the drive-shaft in the right leg - developments first seen on the works racers. A luxury tourer capable of over 100mph, the R69 cost as much as a small family car and sold to discerning enthusiasts for whom expense mattered little when set against the excellence of BMW engineering. The R50/69 were produced until the arrival of the slightly more powerful 'S' versions for 1961. The larger of these, the R69S, produced 42bhp and was good for a top speed of around 110mph. 'Luxury roadster with superb high-speed performance yet docile traffic manners; magnificent steering, roadholding and brakes,' was Motor Cycle magazine's verdict.


Engine[edit]

A 71.1mm bore x 71.1mm stroke result in a displacement of just 594.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 4-speed, manual transmission. Power was moderated via the dry, single plate.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 3.50 - S18 front tire and a 4.00 - S18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via 200mm drum in the front and a 200mm drum in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a plunger shocks.

1960 - 1969 BMW R 69S[edit]

1960 - 1969 BMW R 69S 1960 - 1969 BMW R 69S 1960 - 1969 BMW R 69S 1960 - 1969 BMW R 69S 1960 - 1969 BMW R 69S

The 1960 BMW R 69S has, at its heart, an air-cooled, four-stroke, 594cc, boxer twin cylinder powerplant paired to a four-speed manual transmission, that can reach a maximum power output of 42 horsepower at 7000 rpm.

In addition, this sporty machine comes with features such as a dual seat, full fenders, a dual exhaust system with pea-shooter mufflers, a large headlight, laced wheels, drum brakes in the front and in the rear, a telescopic hydraulic front fork coupled to plunger shocks in the rear, laced wheels and an analogue speedometer.


1961[edit]

1961 BMW R69S



1963[edit]

1965[edit]

1969 R69S[edit]