Production Model Years
1951 - 1954
Frame and Engine Numbers
650001 - 651453 / 650001 - 651453
Model Specifications
Drivetrain
Displacement 594cc
Cylinders 2
Bore x Stroke (mm) 72 x 73
HP @ RPM 35 @ 7000
Compression Ratio 7.7:1
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 Hydraulically damped telescopic fork
Rear Suspension Plunger
Front Brakes 200mm drum, single (1951-1952) or dual (1953-1954) leading shoe
Rear Brakes 200mm drum, single leading shoe
Electrical
Ignition Magneto
Spark Plugs Bosch W240
Generator Noris 6V/L45/60 6V 45W
Capacities & Measurements
Weight 190kg
Fuel 17l
Wheelbase 1400mm
Top Speed 160kph
Number Produced 1452

First production BMW to exceed 100mph.

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Bmw r68

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About 2-3 months left for ride Smile

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R68 #'s 651161 and 650572

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I have both of the above bikes and know a bit of the history on each.

1953 #651161 was sold to a GI in Germany used in 1957. 1952 #650572 was sold by B&S and 1st record I have for it is used in 1962.

D. Monson

650498

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Trying to find out about this bike....

J Miller

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