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The low compression 600 cc R60 was introduced in 1956 in addition to the 1955 launched low-compression 500 cc R 50 and the high-compression 600 cc R 69. With 26 hp and 30 hp and maximum speeds of 140 and 150 km/h, the BMW R50/2 and R60/2 represented the comfortable alternatives to the sportier R 50 S and R 69 S. With more than 19.000 units of the R 50 produced since 1955 and more than 17.000 units of the R 60/2, these two models represented the key economic pillars of BMW motorcycle production in the 1960s.


The US version of the popular BMW R60 is a real head-turner thanks to its remarkable Granada Red colour scheme, a rare sight and a special-order back in the days.  The telescopic forks and US style handlebars were especially made for the US market. Motorcycles sold in America had high handlebars with a cross brace. Those sold elsewhere came with low, Euro handlebars.


A variety of saddle styles were available for these motorcycles. Those delivered in the U. S. typically were supplied with a single "dual"or bench saddle, either the standard size or a wide version that came with chrome rear-quarter passenger handles.


Only 443 units of the R60 US were made in 1969.

Technical specifications

Engine
Two-cylinder boxer
Displacement
593 cc
Bore x stroke
72 x 73 mm
Power output
22 kW/30 hp at 5.800 rpm
Transmission
Four-speed
Dimensions
2.137 x 660 x 995 mm
Seat height
740 mm
Unladen weight
195 kg
Max. speed
145 km/h
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