Oldtimer picture gallery. Motorcycles. BMW R61.

61k WW2 photo of BMW-R61, police plate101k WW2 photo of BMW-R6160k WW2 photo of BMW-R61 in Vejle, Danmark

Years of production: 1938 - 1941
Overall production: 3747
Engine: 4-stroke sidevalve opposite
2-cyl., 600cc, 18hp/4800rpm
Bore/Stroke: 70/78 mm
Compression ratio: 5,7 : 1
Length: 2130mm, width: 815mm, height: 960mm
40k WW2 photo of BMW-R61(?)29k WW2 photo of BMW-R6148k WW2 photo of BMW-R61 in Vejle, DanmarkWheelbase: 1400mm
Carburetters: 2 x Amal M 75/426 S
Forced feed lubrication
Clutch: dry single plate
Battery ignition
Generator: Bosch RD 50/6 2800 RS 17
Spark Plugs: Bosch W 175 T1
Gearbox: 4 speed
21k photo of BMW-R6188k WW2 photo of BMW-R61, police plate, Holland85k WW2 photo of BMW-R61, police plate, HollandRatios: I - 3,6; II - 2,28; III - 1,7; III - 1,3
Rear Wheel Ratio:
1 : 3,89 (9 : 35), sidecar 1 : 4,62 (8 : 37)
Tubular frame
Front fork: telescopic
Rear suspension: telescopic
Weight: 184 kg
Maximal speed: 115 km/h (solo) 100 km/h (with sidecar)
88k WW2 photo of BMW-R61, police plate, Holland64k WW2 photo of BMW-R61113k photo of 1939 BMW-R61Tyres: 3,5x19 inches
Fuel capacity: 14 Ltr.
Fuel consumption: 3,5 Ltr/100km
Oil consumption: about 1 Ltr/100km
Price: 1420 RM

Photos are from:
eBay Deutschland.
Vintage BMW Motorcycle Owners Ltd..
42k photo of BMW-R61Vintage-Imports.com
Most part of data have been kindly shared by Ton Goossens,
owner of 1939 BMW R61 from the Netherlands.
Thanks for corrections to Fredrik Grufman, Sweden.
The big color photo of BMW R61 is courtesy of Fredrik.
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