1941 BMW R61

1941 BMW R61 Specifications

  • Updated: 2023-03-20

General information

ModelBMW R61

Engine and transmission

Displacement600.0 ccm (36.61 cubic inches)
Engine typeTwo cylinder boxer, four-stroke
Power18.0 HP (13.1 kW) @ 4800 RPM
Top speed115.0 km/h (71.5 mph)
Bore x stroke70.0 x 78.0 mm (2.8 x 3.1 inches)
Fuel systemCarburettor. Amal
Fuel controlOverhead Valves (OHV)
Lubrication systemWet sump
Cooling systemAir
Transmission typeShaft drive (cardan) (final drive)
ClutchDry-single plate-cable operated
Fuel consumption3.50 litres/100 km (28.6 km/l or 67.21 mpg)
Greenhouse gases81.2 CO2 g/km. (CO2 - Carbon dioxide emission)

Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels

Frame typeSteel-double cradle
Front suspensionLeading link
Rear suspensionTwin shock-Swingarm
Front tire3.50-19.00
Rear tire3.50-19.00
Front brakesExpanding brake (drum brake). Single
Rear brakesExpanding brake (drum brake)
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc184.0 kg (405.7 pounds)
Overall height960 mm (37.8 inches)
Overall length2130 mm (83.9 inches)
Overall width815 mm (32.1 inches)
Wheelbase1400 mm (55.1 inches)
Fuel capacity14.00 litres (3.70 US gallons)
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