BMW R 60 / 6

BMW R 60/6 Date 1973 - 1976

Number sold 13.511

Price 5.745,- DM

Engine

Type four-stroke, two-cylinder, horizontally-opposed "Boxer" engine, air-cooled
Bore/stroke 73,5 x 70,6 mm
Cubic capacity 599 cm3
Max power 40 PS (29,5 kW) at 6400 rpm
Max torque 49 Nm at 5000 rpm
Compression ratio 9,2 : 1
Valves per cylinder 2
Valve control ohv, using push rod and rocker arm
Carburation system 2 slide carburettors, Bing 1/26/111-112 od.1/26/123-124
Engine lubrication wet sump

 
Power transmission

Clutch dry single plate, with diaphragm spring
Number of gears 5
shifting dog-type gearbox (ratchet foot lever)
Gear ratios 4,4 / 2,86 / 2,07 / 1,67 / 1,50 :1
Rear wheel ratio 1 : 3,36
Bevel/crown wheel 11 : 37 teeth

 
Electrical system

Alternator Bosch 12 V / 280 W
Ignition battery ignition
Starter Bosch 0,5 PS
Spark plugs Bosch W 230 T 30 / Beru 230/14/3 A / Champion N 7 Y

 
Suspension

Type of frame double-loop tubular frame with bolt-on rear section
Front suspension telescopic fork with hydraulic shock absorber
Rear suspension long swinging arm with strut
Spring travel 208 / 125 mm
Rims front 1,85 B 19
Rims rear 2,15 B 18
Tyres front 3,25 S 19
Tyres rear 4,00 S 18
Brakes front Duplex-drum brake 200 mm
Brakes rear Simplex drum brake 200 mm

 
Dimensions and weights

Length x width x height 2180 x 740 x 1080 mm
Wheel base 1465 mm
Ground clearance 165 mm
Tank capacity 18 l, optional 22 l tank at extra charge
Unladen weight, full tank 210 kg
Max permissible weight 398 kg
Fuel consumption 5,5 l / 100 km (at constant 90 km/h)
Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h 7,7 s
Top speed 167 km/h