BMW R 42 * 1926

  • Timerange of production: 1926-28
  • Power: 12 CV at 3400 rmp
  • Displacement (ccm): 494 cc
  • Type of engine: Boxer 4-stroke, side valve
  • Transmisión: cardan, 3 speed gearbox
  • Maximum speed: 95 Km/h
  • Produced units: 6.502
  • Weight: 126 kg
  • Sold

BMW R-42 from 1926

Beautiful patina

Working properly

The R42 was introduced in 1926, moved the brand more firmly down the road to profitability and success.

It was based on the R 32 but some modifications had made it faster and more practical: the brakes were improved and the engine got light alloy removable cylinder head. Braking too was improved;

Stylistically, the R32’s quaint valanced fenders gave way to simpler, more modern looking sheetmetal.

The machine was relatively light with 126 KG and the maximum speed was about 95 Km/h.

Despite the fact that all BMW two-wheelers built up to 1941 owe much to the R42, its production lasted just three years, making this model among the brand’s most desirable and sought-after vintage machines.  6900 machines were built.

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