BMW R 75/5 1969-1973

Segment: Clasic
Production years: 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973

In 1969, as the motorcycle market was going in decline, BMW launched a new model series. There were the right conditions for a change in trend with the customers demanding performance, and the motorcycle was no longer seen as a basic transport vehicle, but as a sport and leisure vehicle.

The 1969 BMW R 75/5 was part of the presented series that impressed with good performance, safe driving characteristics, and a high level of reliability. The model lagged behind most important motorcycle manufacturers with its performance specifications, but BMW provided problem-free driveability, which was more important in everyday use.

The model had the same top speed as its predecessor but outperformed it by more than one second in acceleration from 0-100 kph (0-60 mph) and by three seconds in the sprint to 140 kph (87 mph).

In the power department, the R 75/5 model featured a 745cc flat-twin engine with an output power of 50 hp available at 6,200 rpm. With a curb weight of 210 kg (463 lbs), the bike reached a top speed of 175 kph (107 mph).

Standard features that came with the bike included wire-spoked wheels, a dual exhaust system, a dual seat, a small luggage rack in the rear, pillion grab rails, a large headlamp, full fenders, and a side stand.

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BMW R 75/5 745

engine specs
air-cooled, four-stroke, boxer twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylinder
745 cm3
Bore X Stroke
3.2x2.8 in OR 81 mm
Compression Ratio
50/6200 KW(hp)/RPM
44/5000 lb-ft/RPM OR 60/5000 Nm/RPM
Fuel System
2xBing carburetors
transmission specs
4-speed, manual
dry, single plate
Primary Drive
Final Drive
chassis specs
Front Suspension
telescopic fork
Rear Suspension
plunger shocks
Front Brake
200mm drum
Rear Brake
200mm drum
dimension specs
Overall Length
83 in OR 2108 mm
Overall Width
33 in OR 838 mm
Seat Height
54.5 in OR 1384 mm
Ground Clearance
6.5 in OR 165 mm
463 lbs OR 210 kg
Fuel Capacity
6.3 gallons OR 23.8 L
tyres specs
3.25 S19
4.00 S18
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