|Also called||R 66|
|Production||1938 - 1941|
two cylinder boxer, four-stroke
|Bore / Stroke||69.8mm x 78.0mm|
|Top Speed||90 mph (145 km/h)|
|Horsepower||29.37 HP (21.9 KW) @ 5300RPM|
|Transmission||Gear box: 4-speed
Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)
Rear: twin shock-swingarm
|Brakes||Front: expanding brake (drum brake)
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
|Wheelbase||55.12 inches (1400 mm)|
|Length||83.86 inches (2130 mm)|
|Width||32.09 inches (815 mm)|
|Height||37.8 inches (960 mm)|
|Weight||187.0 kg (wet)|
|Fuel Capacity||3.7 Gallon (14.00 Liters)|
The BMW R66 was a two cylinder boxer, four-stroke Classic motorcycle produced by BMW between 1938 and 1941. It could reach a top speed of 90 mph (145 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 29.37 HP (21.9 KW) @ 5300 RPM.
The bike has a 4-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the dry-single plate-cable operated.
It came with a 3.5-19 front tire and a 3.5-19 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 twin shock-swingarm. The R66 was fitted with a 3.7 Gallon (14.00 Liters) fuel tank. The wheelbase was 55.12 inches (1400 mm) long.
1938 - 1941 BMW R 66
The 1938 BMW R 66 has, at its heart, an air-cooled, four-stroke, 595cc, single vertical cylinder powerhouse mated to a four-speed manual transmission that can reach a maximum power output of 30 horsepower at 5300 rpm. It also comes with a telescopic front fork, plunger shocks as a rear suspension, a sprung single seat, a rear, fender-mounted luggage rack, a round headlamp, a dual exhaust system, laced wheels, full fenders and a blacked-out, steel frame.