BMW R69 in Movies

The BMW R69 is a two cylinder boxer, four-stroke sport motorcycle produced between 1955 and 1960. It could reach a top speed of 175.0 km/h (108.7 mph)

Engine

The engine was a air cooled two cylinder boxer, four-stroke. A 72.0 x 73.0 mm (2.8 x 2.9 inches) stroke result in a displacement of just 594.00 ccm (36.25 cubic inches). The engine features a 7.5:1 compression ratio. Fuel was supplied via a overhead valves (ohv).

Drive

The bike has a 4-speed transmission. The final drive was via shaft drive (cardan).

Chassis

Stopping was achieved via expanding brake (drum brake). duplex full hub in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake). simplex full hub in the rear. The front suspension was a cartridge while the rear was equiped with a twin shock-swingarm The R69 is fitted with a 17.00 litres (4.49 gallons) fuel tank. The wheelbase is 1,365 mm (53.7 inches) long.

R69 in Le deuxième souffle
Le deuxième souffle
1955 BMW R69

BMW R69 (1955-60) It has R69 type head cover & exhaust pipe joint, and has older mirror & front dumper. I am hesitant to debate your bike expertise, but I doubt it is an R69. All R69's (including the 'S') had the fork with the swing arm, which this -and the other BMWs elsewhere in the movie- lacks. Also, the R69 was an expensive and thus very limited model, therefore not used by the French Gendarmerie. Since these bikes have the tele-fork, I'd tend to believe they are 1951 onwards R60's. Does that make sense? BMW used 'earls fork' (the fork with the swing arm) from 1955-1969. This is earls fork model. telescopic fork BMW of 1971 http://www.motosclassicas70.com.br/propaganda_BMW-1971.jpg Steering pipe switch looks small and mirror is old type. So the newer model (after 1960, R50S, 69S, 50/2, 60/2 ...) can be excludable. The surviving candidate is three, R50, R60, R69. Zoom this picture and check the cylinder, fin type exhaust pipe joint (nut) is visible. R69 engine http://mars.superlink.net/~rriegler/njsbmwmr/pix/engines/r69eng.jpg exhaust pipe joint (nut) of R50 60 ... sinple shape http://w6rec.com/duane/bmw/exhaust/exring4.jpg see this page http://w6rec.com/duane/bmw/exhaust/ So the only answer is R69 of 1955-60. But my identification is also doubtful. Since the captured picture isn't shows details and sometimes bruerred and I'm only one of the movie & car lover too

Debat d'experts! Thank's for this contribution

Aliases

  • R69S
  • R69US
  • R 69