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1943 BMW R75 3x2.jpg
Also called R 75-5, R 75-6, R 75-7, R 75
Production 1938 - 1976
Class Classic
two cylinder boxer, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 82.0mm x 70.6mm
Compression ratio 5.8:1
Top Speed 114 mph (184 km/h)
Horsepower 48.95 HP (36.5 KW) @ 6200RPM
Air Filter K&N BM-0200[1]
Spark Plug NGK BP6ES
Battery YUASA YB18L-A
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)

Clutch: Single plate, dry
Final Drive Shaft
Suspension Front: Telescopic fork
Rear: Rigid, plate springs on the boat, tube springs on sidecar wheel
Brakes Front: single disc
Rear: expanding brake
Front Tire 3.25-19
Rear Tire 4.00-18
Length 94.41 inches (2398 mm)
Width 68.11 inches (1730 mm)
Weight 236.0 kg (wet)
Oil Filter K&N KN-161[1]
Fuel Capacity 6.34 Gallon (24.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual

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The BMW R 75-7 was a two cylinder boxer, four-stroke Classic motorcycle produced by BMW between 1938 and 1976. It could reach a top speed of 114 mph (184 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 48.95 HP (36.5 KW) @ 6200 RPM.

The BMW R75 was the main bike used by the German Army during World War 2.

1943 R75 3x2[edit | edit source]

1943 BMW R75 3x2

This BMW with Steib sidecar had originally been designed to tow a light gun, but the weight on the tow-bar lifted the front wheel off the ground. Armed with a mobile machine gun, the BMW was a rugged, reliable go-anywhere vehicle. Expensive to build, its cost was double of the Porsche designed VW (Jeep-like) vehicle, even so, 16,500 machines were built and remained in service throughout the war. The palm tree insignia indicates that this machine was part of Rommel's Afrika Korps. This bike was built to the same specifications as the Zundapp KS750.

  1. 1.0 1.1 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019.