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

Segment: Naked / Road
Production years: 1982

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

In 1982, BMW launched the R 65 LS, a sporty version of the R 65, and expanded the small series. Based on the R 65, the LS (Luxury Sport) was revised in the engine and chassis departments and upgraded with some special technical features.

Visually, the bike had a futuristic-looking cockpit fairing and a newly designed combination of seat and rear apron and came in two color combinations such as Henna Red and Polaris Silver Metallic, each with a contrasting black underside of the tank, black side covers, and a black anodized exhaust system.

The 1982 BMW R 65 LS was powered by a 649cc flat-twin air-cooled boxer engine with a power output of 50 hp at 7,250 rpm and 52 Nm (38 lb-ft) of torque at 6,500 rpm. In conjunction with a five-speed manual transmission and a curb weight of 207 kg (456 lbs), the bike registered a top speed of 175 kph (107 mph).

For suspension, the model packed a telescopic fork with hydraulic shock absorbers on the front and a long swingarm with adjustable shock absorbers on the rear. As for braking, two 260 mm discs on the front and a 200 mm drum unit on the rear took care of the stopping power.

The bike had standard features such as a large round headlamp, cast-aluminum wheels, an analog instrument cluster, a dual seat, and a center stand.

BMW R 65 LS 1982-1982

BMW R 65 LS 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:9.2:1
Horsepower:50/7250 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque:38/6500 lb-ft/RPM OR 52/6500 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:single 200mm disc, 1-piston caliper
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:456 lbs OR 207 kg
Fuel Capacity:5.81 gallons OR 22.0 L
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