BMW, 1959, R26 with sidecar

BMW “R26 with sidecar”, 1959, Germany

The R26 model was launched in 1956 and represents the evolution of the R24 and R25, the first medium-displacement motorcycles BMW made after World War II.

The essence was the same: a “squared” single-cylinder engine and shaft drive, that now produces more power thanks to a higher compression ratio and a bigger Bing carburetor.

New suspensions was fitted at the front now using Earles forks and a new swingarm at the back.

The model collected a discrete success thanks to the engine toughness and vigor, that made a valid combination with a sidecar, a popular accessory at the time as you can see by the bike kept in the museum.



Marque: BMW
Model: R26 with sidecar
Cylinder number / Capacity: 1 / 247 cc
Power: 15 bhp at 6400 rpm
Speed: 128 kph
Year: 1959
Marque: BMW
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