R65 / R65RT


Production Model Years
   1985 - 1993

Frame and Engine Numbers

   Frame numbers
    6073001 - 6075000
    6118001 - 6119000
    6128001 - 6128516
    6131001 - 6131123
    6430001 - 6433529
    6460001 - 6461092
    ———
   Engine numbers
    6073001 - 6075000
    6118001 - 6119000
    6128001 - 6128516
    6131001 - 6131123
    6430001 - 6433529
    6460001 - 6461092

Model Specifications
Drivetrain
Displacement650cc
Cylinders2
Bore x Stroke (mm)82 x 61.5
HP @ RPM48 @ 7250
Compression Ratio8.7:1
HP @ RPM27 @ 5500
Compression Ratio8.4:1
ValvesOHV, 2 per cylinder
ClutchDry, single plate, cable operated
Transmission5 speed, foot shifted
Final DriveDriveshaft
Running Gear
FrameTubular steel double cradle
Front SuspensionHydraulically damped telescopic fork
Rear SuspensionMonolever single shock swingarm
Front BrakesBrembo 285mm hydraulic disc twin piston
Rear Brakes200mm drum, single leading shoe
Electrical
IgnitionBattery/coil
Spark PlugsBosch W7DC
GeneratorBosch G1 14 13V 21A 280W
Capacities & Measurements
Weight205kg
Fuel22l
Wheelbase1447mm
Top Speed173kph
Number Produced8260
Serial numbers 612xxxx were delivered to the United States; the remainder were delivered to the rest of the world. The higher horsepower models were 607xxxx, 611xxxx, 612xxxx, and 613xxxx. Serial numbers 646xxxx were RT models and produced only from 1986 to 1989.

The information provided here was obtained from a variety of public sources and may not reflect official BMW archival data.
Please contact the BMW Archives for official data regarding models.