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BMW R25/3 1955 250cc 1 cyl ohv


BMW R25/3 1955 250cc 1 cyl ohv

Manufacturer: BMW

Model: R25/3

Year: 1955
Displacement: 247 cc
Cylinder: 1
Engine type: 4-stroke / ohv
Bore / Stroke: 68 x 68 mm
Power: 13hp @ 5800 rpm
Weight: 150 kg
Top Speed: 119 km/h

Frame number: 311486
Engine number: 311486

BMW's first new post-war model was a single-cylinder design - the 250cc R24 - which arrived in 1948 looking pretty much like the pre-war R23 but producing an additional 2bhp. It was superseded in 1950 by the R25, which featured plunger rear suspension but was otherwise very similar. An improved R25/2 version was introduced during 1951 incorporating a stronger crankshaft and minor revisions to the front mudguard stays and seat springing. Built between 1953 and 1956, the final R25 variant - R25/3 - featured a new telescopic front fork, full-width alloy hubs and alloy wheel rims as the principal upgrades.

This 1955 BMW R25/3 is an older restoration and runs well.