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1929 BMW R 16 series 1 Specifications

  • Updated: 2023-03-20

General information

ModelBMW R 16 series 1

Engine and transmission

Displacement736.0 ccm (44.91 cubic inches)
Engine typeTwin, four-stroke
Power25.0 HP (18.2 kW) @ 4000 RPM
Top speed120.0 km/h (74.6 mph)
Bore x stroke83.0 x 68.0 mm (3.3 x 2.7 inches)
Fuel systemCarburettor. BMW triple 26mm
Fuel controlOverhead Valves (OHV)
Lubrication systemForced feed
ClutchDoble plate-dry
Fuel consumption5.00 litres/100 km (20.0 km/l or 47.04 mpg)
Greenhouse gases116.0 CO2 g/km. (CO2 - Carbon dioxide emission)

Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels

Frame typePressed steel
Front suspensionPlate spring
Rear suspensionRigid-
Front tire26-3.5
Rear tire26-3.5
Front brakesExpanding brake (drum brake)
Diameter200 mm (7.9 inches)
Diameter55 mm (2.2 inches)
SeatSpring-mounted seat
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc165.0 kg (363.8 pounds)
Overall height950 mm (37.4 inches)
Overall length2100 mm (82.7 inches)
Overall width890 mm (35.0 inches)
Wheelbase1380 mm (54.3 inches)
Fuel capacity14.00 litres (3.70 US gallons)
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