BMW 500 R5 1937

This motorcycle was produced from 1936 to 1937 in 2,652 copies. Thanks to the engineer Rudolf Schleicher, it is equipped with a tunnel box engine (without horizontal parting line), a gearbox operated by a foot lever (doubled by a hand selector) and a fork hydraulic adjustable. The "flat-twin" has a tumbled timing, two camshafts and two valves per cylinder. With a square section (bore equal to the stroke), i.e. 68 x 68mm, this 494 cm3 cube engine. Two AMAL carburetors are used to water the beast. The valve return springs are of the type "pin".

All this together gives it a power of 24 hp at 5500 rpm for a consumption of about 3 liters per hundred. The final transmission is provided by a cardan shaft. Weighing 165 kgs, it will be able to reach 140 km / h.

Having no rear suspensions, only the saddle will cushion the bumps in the road a little. It should be noted that, since 1929/30, the German firm has been equipping its two wheels with stamped sheet metal frames. This R5 will be equipped with a tubular frame and will mark the beginning of the end of stamped sheet frames (even if they will still be manufactured for a few years).

This motorcycle was sold in the 1500 Reichsmarks, the equivalent of 10,300 euros today. In 1936, a German worker earned around 21 Reichsmarks per week.

Esteban Hogger – Photos D.R

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    Model marketed in

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    1937

    Performances

    Max speed:
    140 km / h

  • Consumption
    medium: 3 l

The technical aspect

BMW 500 R5 1937

  • Frame
  • Tank: 15 liters
  • Width: 800 mm
  • Height: 950 mm
  • Wheelbase: 1,400 mm
  • Dry weight: 165 kg
  • Train before

BMW 500 R5 1937

  • Transmission
  • gimbal
  • Rear axle
  • Engine
  • 494 cc
    (68 x 68 mm)
  • 24
    ch
    at 5,500 rpm

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BMW 500 R5 1937

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BMW 500 R5 1937

BMW 500 R5 1937

BMW 500 R5 1937

BMW 500 R5 1937

BMW 500 R5 1937

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