|Also called||R 75-5, R 75-6, R 75-7, R 75|
|Production||1938 - 1976|
two cylinder boxer, four-stroke
|Bore / Stroke||82.0mm x 70.6mm|
|Top Speed||114 mph (184 km/h)|
|Horsepower||48.95 HP (36.5 KW) @ 6200RPM|
|Air Filter||K&N BM-0200|
|Spark Plug||NGK BP6ES|
|Transmission||Gear box: 5-speed
Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)
|Suspension||Front: Telescopic fork
Rear: Rigid, plate springs on the boat, tube springs on sidecar wheel
|Brakes||Front: single disc
Rear: expanding brake
|Length||94.41 inches (2398 mm)|
|Width||68.11 inches (1730 mm)|
|Weight||236.0 kg (wet)|
|Oil Filter||K&N KN-161|
|Fuel Capacity||6.34 Gallon (24.00 Liters)|
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]
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.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019.