|Also called||R 32|
|Production||1923 - 1926|
|Engine||two cylinder boxer, four-stroke|
|Bore / Stroke||68.0mm x 68.0mm|
|Top speed||59 mph (95 km/h)|
|Horse Power||8.45 HP (6.3 KW) @ 3200RPM|
|Transmission||Gear box: 3-speed |
Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)
|Suspension||Front: leading link |
Rear: hard-tail, sprung seat
|Brakes||Front: expanding brake (drum brake) |
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
|Wheelbase||54.33 inches (1380 mm)|
|Dimensions||L 82.68 inches (2100 mm)|
W 31.5 inches (800 mm)
H 37.4 inches (950 mm)
|Weight||(dry), 122.0 kg (wet)|
|Fuel capacity||3.7 Gallon (14.00 Liters)|
|Fuel consumption||3.00 liters/100 km (33.3 km/l or 78.41 mpg)|
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The BMW R32 was a two cylinder boxer, four-stroke Classic motorcycle produced by BMW between 1923 and 1926. It could reach a top speed of 59 mph (95 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 8.45 HP (6.3 KW) @ 3200 RPM.
The R32 was the first BMW motorcycle ever manufactured. It was powered by a boxer engine that produced 8bhp at 3300 RPM. It was a rather expensive motorcycle but sold well due to it's clever design and nice fit and finish.
The bike has a 3-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the single plate dry-cable operated.
It came with a 2.99-26 front tire and a 2.99-26 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via expanding brake (drum brake) in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The front suspension was a leading link while the rear was equipped with a hard-tail, sprung seat. The R32 was fitted with a 3.7 Gallon (14.00 Liters) fuel tank. The wheelbase was 54.33 inches (1380 mm) long.
1923 - 1926 BMW R 32
The 1923 BMW R 32 has, at its heart, an air-cooled, four-stroke, 494cc, single vertical cylinder engine mated to a three-speed manual transmission, capable of producing 8.5 horsepower at 3200 rpm. This machine also came with laced wheels, a center stand, a parallelogram front suspension coupled to a hard-tail rear, a single sprung seat, a rear luggage rack, drum brakes in the front and in the rear, a front luggage rack, a small headlight and wide handlebars.