Production Model Years
1961 - 1967
Frame and Engine Numbers
372001 - 387364 / 372001 - 387364
Model Specifications
Displacement 247cc
Cylinders 1
Bore x Stroke (mm) 68 x 68
HP @ RPM 18 @ 7400
Compression Ratio 8.2:1
Valves OHV, 2 per cylinder
Clutch Dry, single plate, cable operated
Transmission 4 speed, foot shifted
Final Drive Driveshaft
Running Gear
Frame Tubular steel double cradle
Front Suspension Earles type swingarm fork
Rear Suspension Twin shock swingarm
Front Brakes 160mm drum, single leading shoe
Rear Brakes 160mm drum, single leading shoe
Ignition Battery/coil
Spark Plugs Bosch W240
Generator Noris LJ/CJE/6/1800/R5 6V 45W
Capacities & Measurements
Weight 162kg
Fuel 15l
Wheelbase 1390mm
Top Speed 130kph
Number Produced 15364



dprusinowski's picture

I recently acquired a matching numbers r27 in parts. It's serial nos. 382241. Is there anyway of knowing the exact year?

R27 year

guest's picture

Hi I have a r27 with SN 383219 on both engine and frame and its a 1965

year of your bike

raston's picture

Hi I have a r27 with SN 383694 on both engine and frame and its a 1965. That will narrow it down for you a little. Really the last year was 1966 (few 66's got shifted to 67). i'm guessing its a 64

year of bike

emilmunk1's picture

My R27's number is 381128.
It's a 1965 also, but based on the dates and VIN numbers referred to in multiple official BMW Tech Bulletins, I would guess my actual date of manufacture to be 64 or possibly even late 63.

R27 Production date

guest's picture

I have a 3 matching number R27 (384303). Is it a 1966 ??

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