BMW R 65 (1981-1982) Specs, Performance & Photos

Segment: Naked / Road
Production years: 1981, 1982

BMW R 65 1981-1982 2 Photos
BMW R 65 (1981-1982)BMW R 65 (1981-1982)

The BMW R 65 was a light touring motorcycle manufactured by BMW in 1978 as a mid-sized motorcycle. The touring machine was manufactured for over five years, from 1978 to 1984. It was produced alongside the BMW R 45, which had a smaller displacement engine.

In 1981, the German motorcycle maker released the BMW R 65, a touring motorcycle in its fourth consecutive production year, with the same package as the previous one, delivering the same specifications without any significant modifications.

In the visual department, the 1981 BMW R 65 had standard features, such as multi-spoke lightweight aluminum alloy wheels, a round headlight upfront, a one-piece dual seat, a two-into-two exhaust system with a muffler mounted on each side, dual shock absorbers on the rear, and a center stand.

Suspension-wise, the motorcycle packed a telescopic fork on the front with 175 mm of travel and dual shock absorbers on the rear with 110 mm of travel, offering optimum suspension performance and handling.

As for the stopping power, the motorcycle's wheels were fitted with a single brake rotor on the front and a drum braking unit on the rear, offering optimum braking performance.

The 1981 BMW R 65 was powered by a 649cc four-stroke twin-cylinder air-cooled boxer engine that delivered 45 hp with a peak force at 7,250 rpm and 45 Nm (33 lb-ft) torque at 6,000 rpm.

BMW R 65 1981-1982

BMW R 65 649

engine specs
Type:air-cooled, four-stroke, boxer twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylinder
Displacement:649 cm3
Bore X Stroke:3.2x2.4 in OR 81 mm
Compression Ratio:8.4:1
Horsepower:45/7250 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque:33/6000 lb-ft/RPM OR 45/6000 Nm/RPM
Fuel System:2xBing carburetors
transmission specs
Gearbox:5-speed, manual
Clutch:dry, single plate
Primary Drive:-
Final Drive:Shaft
chassis specs
Front Suspension:telescopic fork
Rear Suspension:dual shocks
Front Brake:dual 260mm discs, 2-piston calipers
Rear Brake:200mm drum
dimension specs
Overall Length:87 in OR 2210 mm
Overall Width:27 in OR 686 mm
Seat Height:-
Wheelbase:55 in OR 1397 mm
Ground Clearance:5 in OR 127 mm
Weight:432 lbs OR 196 kg
Fuel Capacity:5.81 gallons OR 22.0 L
tyres specs
power system specs
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