BMW R 27

BMW R 27

Based largely on the R26, in 1960 the R27 added rubber mounts for the engine and boosted power to 18 hp (13 kW). The 250 cc OHV vertical single was the only rubber-mounted thumper engine BMW ever produced, and was their last shaft drive single-cylinder motorcycle. The engine pumped out 18 hp (13 kW), the highest ever for a shaft-drive BMW single. BMW manufactured 15,364 R27 models (engine numbers 372 001 – 387 566 ) over the production years of 1960 to 1966. Some of the 1966 R27 models were sold as 1967 models because dealers in those years often would assign dates to BMW motorcycles when they sold them, and not necessarily when they were manufactured.


Bore:                                                          68 mm

Stroke:                                                        68mm

Engine:       248 cc / 13kW (18Hp) @ 7400rpm

Top Speed:                                              130Km/h

Curb Weight:                                           162 kg

Gross Weight Rating:                             325 kg

Tires:                                                       3,50”-18”


August 14, 2016