BMW R 35 – year 1939
Manufacturer: Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, Munich, Germany.
BMW R 35 was an unusual representative of this company, because instead of the flat engine of the boxer type, characteristic for this brand, it was driven vertically, single-cylinder, four-stroke engine with a capacity of 350cc3. This power unit with power 10,3 kW (14 KM) at 4400 rpm had a removable cylinder head, cast from light alloys, flat aluminum piston with good heat dissipation and connecting rod mounted on rolling bearings. The three-nozzle Sum carburetor was equipped with an air filter. A four-speed manual gearbox was connected to the engine. The dry single-plate clutch was connected to the flywheel. Strong, the double frame of pressed elements was in the shape of a triangle. The front wheel was suspended in a telescopic fork, the spring elements are tightly protected against contamination.
The characteristic BMW rear-wheel drive via a shaft with joints has been retained in this model as well. Electric appliances: battery ignition system with a generator of power 75 W, great headlight with light switch, speedometer and electric signal were from Bosch. The equipment included a sprung saddle, supports, steering wheel with lock, lockable and insert toolbox. The fenders had large clearances enabling the installation of snow chains. This motorcycle with its curb weight 155 kg had to have effective shoe brakes, that guarantee safe driving, even at maximum speed - 100 km/h. With average fuel consumption 3 1/100 km, the contents of the 12-liter tank were sufficient to drive through 400 km. Model R 35 were produced in the years 1937-1939.