BMW R69S
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              R69S with bench seat and sport handlebars.


R69S production dates: 1960 - 1966

Number sold:   11,317
Engine Numbers:   655 004 — 666 320

U.S. Price: $1,375.-   (1960)
U.S. Price: $1,525.-   (1964)
U.S. Price: $1,564.-   (1966)
    ($11,340 in 2012 when adjusted for inflation)
German Price: DM  4,030.-


1956-1960 R60 Engine Numbers: 618 001 — 621 530
1960-1966 R60/2 Engine Numbers: 622 001 — 629 999
1966-1969 R60/2 & R60US Engine Numbers: 1 810 001 — 1 819 307

1956-1960 R69 Engine Numbers: 652 001 — 654 955
1960-1969 R69S & R69US Engine Numbers: 655 004 — 666 320

Engine
Internal designation268 / 3
Typefour-stroke, two-cylinder, air-cooled boxer
Bore/stroke72 x 73 mm
Cubic capacity 594 cm3 (34 in.3)
Maximum power42 HP DIN (46 HP SAE) at 5800 RPMs
Compression ratio9.5 : 1
Valves per cylinderohv
Carburation system2 Bing 1/26/75 - 1/26/76 or 1/26/91 - 1/26/92
Engine lubricationforced-feed lubrication
Oil pumpgear pump
Power Transmission
Clutchsingle disc saucer spring, dry
Number of gears4
Shifting foot shifting
Gear ratios4.17 / 2.73 / 1.94 / 1.54 (with sidecar: 5.33 / 3.02 / 2.04 / 1.54)
Rear wheel ratio1 : 3.375 or 1:3.13 (with sidecar 1 : 3.86)
Bevel/crown wheel18 / 27 or 8 / 25 teeth (with sidecar 6 / 26)
Electrical System
AlternatorBosch LJ/CGE 60/6/1700 R
Ignitionmagneto ignition
Spark plugsBosch W 260 T 1 or Beru 260 / 14 or NGK B9HS
Suspension
Designation245/2
Type of frametwin-loop steel tubular frame
Front suspensionlong swinging arm with strut und oil-pressure shock absorbers
Rear suspensionlong swinging arm with strut und oil-pressure shock absorbers
Wheel rimsdeep-bed 2.15 B x 18 at sidecar, rear 2.75C x 18
Tires front3.50 x 18
Tires rear3.50 x 18 ( at sidecarbetrieb hinten 4 x 18)
Brakes frontdrum brake, Ø 200 mm (7.87") Duplex full hub
Brakes reardrum brake, Ø 200 mm (7.87") Simplex full hub
Dimensions and Weights
Length x width x height 84 x 28 x 39 inches (2125 x 660 x 980 mm)
Wheel base 55.7 inches (1415 mm; with sidecar 1450 mm)
Tank capacity 4.5 gals. (17 l) / optional 6.5 gals. (24.6 l)
Unladen weight, full tank444 lbs.(195 kg; with orig. BMW sidecar 320 kg or 713 lbs.)
Load rating360 kg (with orig. BMW sidecar 600 kg or 1,321 lbs.)
Performance
Idle/riding noise84/82 DIN-phon (from Juni 1967: 78 / 84 dB (A))
Fuel consumption 44.0 MPG (ca. 5.3 liters per 100 km)
Oil consumptionca. 0.5 - 1 liters per 1000 km
Top speed 108 MPH (175 km/h)