The R4 was superseded in 1937 by the R35. Starting from the R4 engine, the bore was reduced to bring capacity down to 340cc; the cylinder head was taken from the less commercially successful R3. It developed 14hp and had a top speed of 100km/h. In common with its predecessors the R35 has a pressed steel frame, the last BMW single to do so. Other BMW models at the time had twin loop tubular frames, however, the R35 was a budget model so the pressed steel frame kept costs down, as did the telescopic forks with no hydraulic damping. Even without damping the telescopic forks were a vast improvement over the R4’s forks which had a basic cantilever spring, friction dampers only being fitted to late R4 models. Production of R35's had been transferred to Eisenach in around 1940, a few thousand were built in the eastern zone between '49 & 55, up to 1950 they were even badged as BMW, much to the displeasure of the real BMW.
Wiki says 83,000. Also to read there: in 1951 BMW has won the lawsuit, that AWTOWELO is not allowed any more to name Eisenach-made BMW-vehicles BMW.
|Also called||R 35|
|Production||1937 - 1940|
|Engine||single cylinder, four-stroke|
|Bore / Stroke||72.0mm x 84.0mm|
|Top speed||62 mph (100 km/h)|
|Horse Power||13.68 HP (10.2 KW) @ 3500RPM|
|Transmission||Gear box: 4-speed |
Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)
|Suspension||Front: cartridge |
|Brakes||Front: expanding brake (drum brake) |
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
|Wheelbase||55.12 inches (1400 mm)|
|Dimensions||L 78.74 inches (2000 mm)|
W 31.5 inches (800 mm)
H 37.4 inches (950 mm)
|Weight||(dry), 152.0 kg (wet)|
|Fuel capacity||3.17 Gallon (12.00 Liters)|
|Fuel consumption||3.00 liters/100 km (33.3 km/l or 78.41 mpg)|
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The BMW R35 was a single cylinder, four-stroke Classic motorcycle produced by BMW between 1937 and 1940. It could reach a top speed of 62 mph (100 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 13.68 HP (10.2 KW) @ 3500 RPM.
The bike has a 4-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the single plate dry-cable operated.
It came with a 3.50-19 front tire and a 3.50-19 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 cartridge while the rear was equipped with a rigid. The R35 was fitted with a 3.17 Gallon (12.00 Liters) fuel tank. The wheelbase was 55.12 inches (1400 mm) long.
1937 - 1940 BMW R 35
The 1937 BMW R 35 has, at its heart, an air-cooled, four-stroke, 342cc, single vertical cylinder powerhouse paired to a four-speed manual transmission and can produce a claimed 14 horsepower at 3500 rpm. It also comes with features such as laced wheels, a drum braking system, a telescopic fork as a front a suspension, a hard-tail rear one, a sprung, single saddle, a large headlamp, full fenders, a center stand and wide handlebars.
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