BMW R 60/5

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BMW R 60/5
Production 1969
Class Classic
air-cooled, four-stroke, boxer twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylinder
Bore / Stroke 73.7mm x 73.7mm
Compression ratio 9.2:1
Horsepower 39.96 HP (29.8 KW) @ 6400RPM
Torque 36.14 ft/lbs (49.0 Nm) @ 5000RPM
Transmission Gear box: 4-speed, manual

Final Drive: shaft

Clutch: dry, single plate
Suspension Front: telescopic fork
Rear: dual shocks
Brakes Front: 200mm drum
Rear: 200mm drum
Front Tire 3.25 - S19
Rear Tire 4.00 - S18
Weight 210.0 kg (wet)
Manuals Service Manual

The BMW R 60/5 was a air-cooled, four-stroke, boxer twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylinder Classic motorcycle produced by BMW in 1969. Max torque was 36.14 ft/lbs (49.0 Nm) @ 5000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 39.96 HP (29.8 KW) @ 6400 RPM.


A 73.7mm bore x 73.7mm stroke result in a displacement of just 599.0 cubic centimeters.


The bike has a 4-speed, manual transmission. Power was moderated via the dry, single plate.


It came with a 3.25 - S19 front tire and a 4.00 - S18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via 200mm drum in the front and a 200mm drum in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a dual shocks.

1969 - 1973 BMW R 60/5[edit]

1969 - 1973 BMW R 60/5 1969 - 1973 BMW R 60/5 1969 - 1973 BMW R 60/5

The 1969 BWM R 60/5 is one of the most successful machines by the House of Munich in the post-war era. It comes with features such as a dual seat, passenger grab rails, a dual exhaust system, a side-stand, laced wheels, a hydraulic telescopic fork, dual shock absorbers as a rear suspension, drum brakes, a large headlight and a large, 24-liter (6.3-gallon) fuel tank.

In the engine department it sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, boxer twin cylinder powerhouse paired to a four-speed manual transmission and can produce a claimed 40 horsepower and 49 Nm of torque.


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