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BMW R23 1939 250cc 1 cyl ohv


BMW R23 1939 250cc 1 cyl ohv

Manufacturer: BMW

Model: R23

Year: 1939
Displacement: 247 cc
Cylinder: 1
Engine type: 4-stroke / ohv
Bore / Stroke: 68 x 68 mm
Power: 10hp @ 5400 rpm
Compression Ratio: 1 : 6.0
Weight: 135 kg
Top Speed: 100 km/h
Production years: 1938 - 1940
Units: 8.021

Frame number: 113987
Engine number: 113987

Developed from the single-cylinder R20 of 1937/38, itself a development of BMW's best-selling R2, the R23 was produced between 1938 and 1940, 8,021 examples being sold. Powered by an overhead-valve engine producing 10 ps, the R23 came with a four-speed gearbox and featured shaft drive like the larger models. Weight with a full tank of fuel was 297lbs and the top speed around 100 km/h. This R23 was completed on 22nd December 1939 and delivered to Nibbrig & Greeve in the Netherlands on 23rd July 1940.

The machine we present here is an older restoration. It is a fine running bike.