BMW R60US: history, specs, pictures

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Also called R 60 US
Production 1967 - 1969
Class Road
two cylinder boxer, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 72.0mm x 73.0mm
Top Speed 90 mph (145 km/h)
Horsepower 29.37 HP (21.9 KW) @ 5800RPM
Fuel System carburetor. 24mm bing
Ignition magneto
Transmission Gear box: 4-speed

Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)

Clutch: dry-single plate-cable operated
Suspension Front: cartridge
Rear: twin shock-swingarm
Brakes Front: expanding brake (drum brake). single
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Front Tire 3.50-18.00
Rear Tire 3.50-18.00
Wheelbase 56.18 inches (1427 mm)
Length 84.13 inches (2137 mm)
Width 33.86 inches (860 mm)
Height 38.58 inches (980 mm)
Weight 195.0 kg (wet)
Fuel Capacity 4.49 Gallon (17.00 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 5.00 liters/100 km (20.0 km/l or 47.04 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual

The BMW R60US was a two cylinder boxer, four-stroke Road motorcycle produced by BMW between 1967 and 1969. It could reach a top speed of 90 mph (145 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 29.37 HP (21.9 KW) @ 5800 RPM.


The engine was a air cooled two cylinder boxer, four-stroke. A 72.0mm bore x 73.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 594.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead valves (ohv).


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


It came with a 3.50-18.00 front tire and a 3.50-18.00 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via expanding brake (drum brake). single 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 twin shock-swingarm. The R60US was fitted with a 4.49 Gallon (17.00 Liters) fuel tank. The wheelbase was 56.18 inches (1427 mm) long.

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