R42


Production Model Years
   1926 - 1928

Frame and Engine Numbers

   Frame numbers
    10001 - 16999
    ———
   Engine numbers
    40001 - 46999

Model Specifications
Drivetrain
Displacement494cc
Cylinders2
Bore x Stroke (mm)68 x 68
HP @ RPM12 @ 3400
Compression Ratio4.9:1
ValvesSidevalve, 2 per cylinder
ClutchDry, single plate, cable operated
Transmission3 speed, hand shifted
Final DriveDriveshaft
Running Gear
FrameTubular double loop, brazed
Front SuspensionUndamped, trailing link, leaf spring
Rear SuspensionRigid
Front Brakes150mm drum, single leading shoe
Rear BrakesContracting shoe drum on driveshaft, heel operated
Electrical
IgnitionBosch magneto
Spark PlugsBosch M175
GeneratorOptional Bosch magneto/generator, 6V 35W
Capacities & Measurements
Weight126kg
Fuel14l
Wheelbase1410mm
Top Speed95kph
Number Produced6502

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