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Vintage 1956 BMW R26 250cc Motorcycle Startup

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Built to the same exemplary standards as the Bavarian company’’ famous flat-twins, the single-cylinder BMW first appeared in pre-war days.

source/image(PrtSc): classic-motorcycle.com

Indeed, BMW’s first new post-war model was a single-cylinder design – the 250cc R24 – which arrived in 1948.

By 1956, BMW’s quarter-liter luxury lightweight had evolved into the R26 that boasted a more powerful (15ps) engine, Earles-type leading-link front fork and a larger fuel tank among numerous improvements.

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Considerably more expensive than home-grown 250s, the R26 was appealing to mature, discerning riders for whom quality of construction counted more than mere outright performance.This R26 bears its first paint and is a good runner./classic-motorcycle.com

  • Manufacturer: BMW
  • Model: R26
  • Year: 1956
  • Displacement: 247 cc
  • Cylinder: 1
  • Engine type: 4-stroke / ohv
  • Bore / Stroke: 68 x 68 mm
  • Power: 15hp @ 6400 rpm
  • Compression Ratio: 1 : 7.5
  • Weight: 158 kg
  • Top Speed: 128 km/h
  • Production years: 1955 – 1960
  • Units: 30.236
  • Frame number: 344849
  • Engine number: 344849
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