Amazonas 1600: history, specs, pictures

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Amazonas 1600
Production 1978 - 2001
Class Cruiser
four cylinder boxer, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 85.5mm x 69.0mm
Top Speed 90 mph (145 km/h)
Horsepower 63.56 HP (47.4 KW) @ 4600RPM
Fuel System carburetor
Transmission Gear box: 4-speed
Final Drive: chain
Brakes Front: dual disc
Rear: single disc
Wheelbase 68.7 inches (1745 mm)
Seat Height 28.74 inches (730 mm)
Weight 793.66 pounds (360.0 Kg) (dry), 360.0 kg (wet)
Fuel Capacity 12.15 Gallon (46.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual

The Amazonas 1600 was a four cylinder boxer, four-stroke Cruiser motorcycle produced by Amazonas between 1978 and 2001. It could reach a top speed of 90 mph (145 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 63.56 HP (47.4 KW) @ 4600 RPM.


A 85.5mm bore x 69.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1584.0 cubic centimeters.


The bike has a 4-speed transmission.


Stopping was achieved via dual disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The 1600 was fitted with a 12.15 Gallon (46.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 793.66 pounds (360.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 68.7 inches (1745 mm) long.

1978 - 1990 Amazonas 1600[edit]

The Amazonas is a Brazilian-built motorcycle manufactured from 1978 to 1990. Considered one of the world's heaviest production motorcycle because of its 800 pounds, the bike used a modified 1600 cc Beetle engine. Being so huge, the machine had the VW transmission's reverse gear which proved to be very useful.