|Also called||R16 series 3, R16 series 4, R16 series 5, R16 series 1, R 16 series 1, R 16|
|Production||1929 - 1934|
two cylinder boxer, four-stroke
|Bore / Stroke||83.0mm x 68.0mm|
|Top Speed||78 mph (126 km/h)|
|Horsepower||32.32 HP (24.1 KW) @ 4500RPM|
|Transmission||Gear box: 3-speed
Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)
|Suspension||Front: leading link
|Brakes||Front: expanding brake (drum brake)
Rear: cardan brake
|Wheelbase||54.33 inches (1380 mm)|
|Length||82.68 inches (2100 mm)|
|Width||35.04 inches (890 mm)|
|Height||37.4 inches (950 mm)|
|Weight||165.0 kg (wet)|
|Fuel Capacity||3.7 Gallon (14.00 Liters)|
|Fuel Consumption||2.75 liters/100 km (36.4 km/l or 85.53 mpg)|
The BMW R16 series 5 was a two cylinder boxer, four-stroke Classic motorcycle produced by BMW between 1929 and 1934. It could reach a top speed of 78 mph (126 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 32.32 HP (24.1 KW) @ 4500 RPM.
The bike has a 3-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the dry-single plate-cable operated.
It came with a 3.5-26 front tire and a 3.5-26 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via expanding brake (drum brake) in the front and a cardan brake in the rear. The front suspension was a leading link while the rear was equipped with a rigid. The R16 series 5 was fitted with a 3.7 Gallon (14.00 Liters) fuel tank. The wheelbase was 54.33 inches (1380 mm) long.
1929 - 1934 BMW R 16
The 1929 BMW R 16 sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 735cc, flat twin cylinder powerhouse mated to a three-speed manual transmission that can produce 25 horsepower at 4000 rpm. This classic Beemer came with features such as a sprung seat, a hard-tail rear suspension, a plate spring front fork, laced wheels, wide handlebars, a large, round headlamp and a dual exhaust system.
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