Start of Production

1969

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End of Production

1973

Numbers Produced

22,721

Price

3,996 DM

Engine

 

Motor Type

Four-stroke two cylinder horizontally opposed "Boxer" engine, air cooled

Bore x Stroke

73.5 x 70.6 mm (2.89 x 2.77 in)

Displacement

599 cc

Max Power

40 hp (29.5 KW) at 6,400 rpm

Max Torque

49 Nm / 36 ft lb at 5,000 rpm

Compression Ratio

9.2 : 1

Valves Per Cylinder

2

Valve Control

OHV, using push rod and rocker arm

Carburation System

2 slide carburettors, Bing 1/26/111 - 1/26/112

Engine Lubricating System

Wet sump



Power Transmission

 

Clutch

Dry single plate, with diaphragm spring

Number of Gears

4

Gear Selection

Dog type gearbox (ratchet foot lever)

Gearbox Ratios

3.896 / 2.578 / 1.875 / 1.50 : 1

Rear Wheel Ratio

1: 3.36

Bevel/Crownwheel

11 / 37 teeth



Electrical System

 

Ignition System

Battery ignition

Alternator

Bosch 12 V/180 W

Starter

Bosch 0.5 hp

Spark Plugs

Bosch W 230 T 30 / Beru 230/14/3 A / Champion N7Y






Chassis

 

Type of Frame

Double loop tubular frame with bolt on rear section

Front wheel suspension

Telescopic fork with hydraulic shock absorber

Rear wheel suspension

Long swinging arm with strut

Spring Travel Front/Rear

208 / 125 mm

Wheel Rims, Front

1.85 B 19

Wheel Rims, Rear

1.85 B 18

Tyres, Front

3.25 S 19

Tyres, Rear

4.00 S 18

Brakes, Front

Duplex drum brake 200 mm / 7.87 in diameter

Brakes, Rear

Simplex drum brake 200 mm  / 7.87 in diameter




Dimensions/Weights

 

Length x Width x Height

2100 (from 1973: 2150) x 850 x 1040 mm (82.67 (84.64) x 33.46 x 40.94 in)

Wheel Base

1385 mm / 54.52 in (from 1973: 1435 mm / 56.49 in)

Fuel Tank Capacity

24 litres / 5.27 gal / 6.34 gal US (from 1971: 17 litres / 3.73 gal / 4.49 gal US)

Unladen Weight with Full Tank

210 Kg / 462 lb (from 1971: 205 Kg / 451 lb)

Max. Permissible Weight

398 Kg / 876 lb

Ground Clearance

165 mm / 6.49 in

Seat Height (Unladen)

850 mm (33.5 inches)

Fuel Consumption

4.8 litres 100Km (at constant 90 Kph) / 58 mpg / 49 mpg US

Top Speed

167 Kph / 103 mph

Acceleration 0 - 100 Kph / 62 mph

8.2 seconds

Information kindly supplied by P.Hawksley

www.bmbikes.co.uk