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BMW R 50/5 Specs

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The BMW R 50/5 model is a Touring bike manufactured by BMW . In this version sold from year 1972 , the dry weight is and it is equipped with a Two cylinder boxer, four-stroke motor. The engine produces a maximum peak output power of 32.00 HP (23.4 kW) @ 6400 RPM and a maximum torque of . With this drive-train, the BMW R 50/5 is capable of reaching a maximum top speed of 151.0 km/h (93.8 mph) . On the topic of chassis characteristics, responsible for road holding, handling behavior and ride comfort, the BMW R 50/5 has a frame with front suspension being and at the rear, it is equipped with . Stock tire sizes are 3.25-19 on the front, and 4.00-18 on the rear. As for stopping power, the BMW R 50/5 braking system includes Expanding brake size at the front and Expanding brake size at the back.

BMW R 50/5 General Information

Brand BMW 
Model BMW R 50/5 
Start year 1972 
Year 1972 
Category Touring 
Factory Warranty (Years / miles)

BMW R 50/5 Dimensions, Aerodynamics and weight

Frame type
Seat details
Seat Height
Alternate Seat Height
Ground Clearance
Trail size
Wheels details
Front Tyres - Rims dimensions 3.25-19 
Rear Tyres - Rims dimensions 4.00-18 
Front brakes Expanding brake 
Rear brakes Expanding brake 
Front Brakes Dimensions - Disc Dimensions
Rear Brakes Dimensions - Disc Dimensions
Curb Weight (including fluids) 222.0 kg (489.4 pounds) 
Dry Weight
Front Percentage of Weight
Rear Percentage of Weight
Weight-Power Output Ratio :
Fuel Tank Capacity 24.00 litres (6.34 gallons) 
Reserve Fuel Capacity
Carrying Details and Capacity
Front Suspension
Front Suspension Travel
Rear Suspension
Rear Suspension Travel

BMW R 50/5 Engine and Transmission Technical Data

Engine type - Number of cylinders Two cylinder boxer, four-stroke 
Engine details
Fuel system
Engine size - Displacement - Engine capacity 498.00 ccm (30.39 cubic inches) 
Bore x Stroke 67.0 x 70.6 mm (2.6 x 2.8 inches) 
Compression Ratio 8.6:1 
Number of valves per cylinder
Camshaft Valvetrain Configuration OHV 
Maximum power - Output - Horsepower 32.00 HP (23.4 kW) @ 6400 RPM 
Maximum torque
Engine Maximum RPM
Cooling system Air 
Lubrication system
Engine oil capacity
Exhaust system
Gearbox 4-speed 
Transmission type, final drive ratio Shaft drive (cardan) 
Clutch type

BMW R 50/5 Performance

Top Speed 151.0 km/h (93.8 mph) 
Acceleration 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph)
Acceleration 0 to 400m (1/4 mile)
Recuperation 60 to 140 km/h in highest gear
Fuel Consumption - MPG - Economy - Efficiency
CO2 emissions

BMW R 50/5 Electrical Systems, Ignition and Equipment

Ignition Type
Electrical Details
Starter Type
How much horsepower does a BMW R 50/5 have?
The BMW R 50/5 has 32.00 HP (23.4 kW) @ 6400 RPM.

How fast is a BMW R 50/5?
The BMW R 50/5 top speed is 151.0 km/h (93.8 mph).

How many gears does a BMW R 50/5 have?
The BMW R 50/5 have 4 gears.