BMW R60 - Reviews
The four-stroke, two-cylinder flat twin engine possesses only 28 horsepower at 5,600 rpm. It runs a lot smoother than the larger boxer engines, and will easily cruise at 80 miles per hour – with luggage.
The engine is fed by two Type Bing carburetors. The transmission is a four-speed with 5.33 / 3.02 / 2.04 / 1.54 gear ratios. Top speed is 90 miles per hour.
Both front and rear brakes are drum brakes and have adequate stopping power and feel solid. The frame is a double loop steel tubular frame. The front suspension is a long swing arm and oil pressure shock absorbers. The rear suspension is also a long swing arm with oil pressure shock absorbers.
The fuel tank holds only 4.49 gallons (17 litres), but can take you about 200 miles before you need a fill-up. The bike weighs only 429 pounds (195 kg) without the sidecar. When the sidecar is added, it weighs 704 pounds (320 kg).
This bike’s amenities include a shaft drive, electronic ignition, air cooling, stainless exhaust, a comfortable seat and low footpegs.