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BMW R 60/6

   

 

Make Model.

BMW R 60/6

Year

1973 - 76

Engine

Four stroke, two cylinder horizontally opposed Boxer, pushrod operated 2 valves per cylinder.

Capacity

599 cc / 36.6 cu in.
Bore x Stroke 73.5 x 70.6 mm
Compression Ratio

9.2:1

Cooling System Air cooled

Induction

2 x Bing slide carburetors

Ignition

Battery ignition

Starting

Electric
Clutch

Dry single plate, with diaphragm spring

Max Power

29.5 kW / 40 hp @ 6400 rpm

Max Torque

49 Nm / 5.0 kgf-m / 36 ft lb @ 5000 rpm

Transmission

4 Speed

Final Drive

Shaft
Gear Ratio

1st 3.896 / 2nd 2.578 / 3rd 1.875 / 4th 1.50:1

Frame

Double loop tubular frame with bolt on rear section

Front Suspension

Telescopic hydraulic forks

Front Wheel Travel

208 mm / 8.2"

Rear Suspension

Long swinging arm with strut

Rear Wheel Travel

125 mm / 4.9"

Front Brakes

200mm Drum

Rear Brakes

200mm Drum

Front Tyre

3.25 - S19

Rear Tyre

4.00 - S18

Wet-Weight

210 kg / 463 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

24 liters / 6.3 US gal

   

   

With a design and technical features reminiscent of the Sixties, the R60/6 evokes feelings of nostalgia. Already in 1973, when the R60/6 was introduced, the engine, transmission and front brakes were not the latest technology any more. Nevertheless this BMW stood its ground and its performance has become less relevant. Compared to today's bikes the R60/6, being a lightweight, convinces with excellent handling properties. Enjoy the original feeling of this machine on the uniquely beautiful coastal roads of the Cape . The R60/6 has no funnel yet so that the exhaust sound is infatuating.