BMW R 52

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BMW R 52
Production 1929
Class Classic
air-cooled, four-stroke, single vertical cylinder, SV
Bore / Stroke 63.5mm x 63.5mm
Compression ratio 5.0:1
Horsepower 11.94 HP (8.9 KW) @ 3400RPM
Transmission Gear box: 3-speed, manual

Final Drive: shaft

Clutch: dry, single plate
Suspension Front: plate spring fork
Rear: hard-tail, sprung seat
Brakes Front: 150mm drum
Rear: block brake
Front Tire 26 x 3.5
Rear Tire 26 x 3.5
Weight 152.0 kg (wet)
Manuals Service Manual

The BMW R 52 was a air-cooled, four-stroke, single vertical cylinder, SV Classic motorcycle produced by BMW in 1929. Claimed horsepower was 11.94 HP (8.9 KW) @ 3400 RPM.


A 63.5mm bore x 63.5mm stroke result in a displacement of just 486.0 cubic centimeters.


The bike has a 3-speed, manual transmission. Power was moderated via the dry, single plate.


It came with a 26 x 3.5 front tire and a 26 x 3.5 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via 150mm drum in the front and a block brake in the rear. The front suspension was a plate spring fork while the rear was equipped with a hard-tail, sprung seat.

1929 BMW R 52[edit]

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The 1928 BMW R 52 has, at its heart, an air-cooled, four-stroke, 486cc, single vertical cylinder engine mated to a three-speed manual transmission and can produce 12 horsepower at 3400 rpm. It comes with a plate spring fork, a hard-tail rear suspension, a sprung, single saddle, a front drum brake coupled to a block brake in the rear, laced wheels, a large headlamp, full fenders and a rear luggage rack.

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