BMW R850C

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BMW R850C
Manufacturer
BMW
Also called R850C - R850C Avantgarde, R 850 C - R 850 C Avantgarde, R850C Avantgarde, R 850 C Avantgarde, R850C Classic, R 850 C Classic, R850 Avantgarde C, R 850 Avantgarde C, R 850 C
Production 1997 - 2002
Class Cruiser
Engine
two cylinder boxer, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 70.0mm x 87.0mm
Compression ratio 10.3:1
Top Speed 96 mph (155 km/h)
Horsepower 48.95 HP (36.5 KW) @ 5250RPM
Torque 52.37 ft/lbs (71.0 Nm) @ 4750RPM
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)

Clutch: dry, single plate, hydraulic
Suspension Front: BMW Motorrad Telelever
Rear: BMW Motorrad Monolever
Brakes Front: dual disc
Rear: single disc
Front Tire 100/90-zr18
Rear Tire 170/80-zr15
Wheelbase 64.96 inches (1650 mm)
Length 92.09 inches (2339 mm)
Width 41.3 inches (1049 mm)
Seat Height 29.13 inches (740 mm)
Weight 564.38 pounds (256.0 Kg) (dry), 256.0 kg (wet)
Oil Filter K&N KN-163[1]
Fuel Capacity 4.49 Gallon (17.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual


The BMW R850 Avantgarde C was a two cylinder boxer, four-stroke Cruiser motorcycle produced by BMW between 1997 and 2002. It could reach a top speed of 96 mph (155 km/h). Max torque was 52.37 ft/lbs (71.0 Nm) @ 4750 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 48.95 HP (36.5 KW) @ 5250 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled two cylinder boxer, four-stroke. A 70.0mm bore x 87.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 848.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the dry, single plate, hydraulic.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 100/90-zr18 front tire and a 170/80-zr15 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via dual disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The front suspension was a BMW Motorrad Telelever while the rear was equipped with a BMW Motorrad Monolever. The R850 Avantgarde C was fitted with a 4.49 Gallon (17.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 564.38 pounds (256.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 64.96 inches (1650 mm) long.

1997 BMW R 850 C[edit]

1997 BMW R 850 C

The 1996 MY BMW R 850 C is the German response for middle-weight cruiser fans. It blends classic, American styling with modern and stylish European touches in a package that can be considered one of the boldest and most unique two-wheeler ever to leave the factory doors. It has, at its heart, an air/oil-cooled, four-stroke, 848cc, twin cylinder boxer engine paired to a five-speed manual transmission and can produce a claimed 50 horsepower and 71 Nm of torque.

In addition, it comes with a high-end Telelever front suspension and a Monolever rear unit, dual, 305mm disc brakes in the front coupled to a single 285mm rear disc, a two-piece, dual seat, a chromed, dual exhaust system, an analogue instrumentation panel, pull-back, ape-hanger handlebars, laced wheels, and a wide rear tire.


1998 BMW R 850 C[edit]

The 1998 MY BMW R 850 C is a middle-weight cruiser that boasts standard fittings such as a high-end Telelever front suspension and a Monolever rear unit, dual, 305mm disc brakes in the front coupled to a single 285mm rear disc, a two-piece, dual seat, a chromed, dual exhaust system, an analogue instrumentation panel, pull-back, ape-hanger handlebars, laced wheels, and a wide rear tire.

In the engine department, it sports an air/oil-cooled, four-stroke, 848cc, boxer two cylinder powerplant mated to a five-speed manual transmission, that reaches a maximum power output of 50 horsepower and 71 Nm of torque.


1999 BMW R 850 C[edit]

The 1999 MY BMW R 850 C addresses riders who want a modern cruiser, that also offers the reliability the German brand is renown for world-wide, besides one of the most unique designs from the House of Munich. It sports an air/oil-cooled, four-stroke, 848cc, boxer twin cylinder engine paired to a five-speed manual transmission and can produce a claimed 50 horsepower and 71 Nm of torque.

Standard fittings include a high-end Telelever front suspension and a Monolever rear unit, dual, 305mm disc brakes in the front coupled to a single 285mm rear disc, a two-piece, dual seat, a chromed, dual exhaust system, an analogue instrumentation panel, pull-back, ape-hanger handlebars, laced wheels, and a wide rear tire.


2000 BMW R 850 C[edit]

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The House of Munich has created the 2000 MY BMW R 850 C for the riders who want a middle-weight, modern cruiser. It comes with a high-end Telelever front suspension and a Monolever rear unit, dual, 305mm disc brakes in the front coupled to a single 285mm rear disc, a two-piece, dual seat, a chromed, dual exhaust system, an analogue instrumentation panel, pull-back, ape-hanger handlebars, laced wheels, and a wide rear tire.

In addition, it boasts a maximum power output of 50 horsepower and 71 Nm of torque from it's air/oil-cooled, four-stroke, boxer two cylinder powerhouse, that was paired to a five-speed manual transmission with a shaft final drive.

References[edit]

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