Production Model Years
1937 - 1940
Frame and Engine Numbers
300001 - 315654 / 300001 - 315387
Model Specifications
Drivetrain
Displacement 340cc
Cylinders 1
Bore x Stroke (mm) 72 x 84
HP @ RPM 14 @ 4500
Compression Ratio 6.0:1
Valves OHV, 2 per cylinder
Clutch Dry, single plate, cable operated
Transmission 4 speed, hand shifted
Final Drive Driveshaft
Running Gear
Frame pressed steel, rivetted
Front Suspension undamped telescopic fork
Rear Suspension rigid
Front Brakes 160mm drum, single leading shoe
Rear Brakes 180mm drum, single leading shoe
Electrical
Ignition Battery/coil
Spark Plugs Bosch W175
Generator Bosch RD 47/70 6V 45W
Capacities & Measurements
Weight 155kg
Fuel 12l
Wheelbase 1300mm
Top Speed 100kph
Number Produced 15386

Note: The R35 production was moved from Munich to Eisenach during WWII. Eisenach ended up in the Soviet zone afterwards, and the plant began manufacturing R35s again. At first this was from existing stocks of spares and using the original tooling, but changes eventually were integrated and the production continued through two major updates before completing in 1956.

The East Germans continued to badge the bikes with the BMW logo and use the BMW name until BMW sued and won. The R35s were then renamed as EMWs — Eisenacher Motoren Werke, and came with very similar badges in white and red.

The early postwar bikes are essentially identical to the prewar machines, except that their serial number begins with a 2 instead of a 3. For this reason, collectors must beware forgeries, which are very common.

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311533

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311533 Finnish barn find - Believed from Leningrad/St Petersburg

311533

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Hi, do you have any further information on this particular bike?

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