Tag: 1966 BMW R27

1966 BMW R27

Based the R26, in 1960 the R27 added rubber mounts for the engine and boosted power to a modest 18 hp. The 250 cc OHV vertical single became the only rubber-mounted thumper engine BMW ever produced, and was their final shaft drive, single-cylinder motorcycle. BMW manufactured 15,364 R27 models between 1960 and 1966, and the R27 with its enclosed shaft final drive is rare for a single cylinder motorcycle. A triangulated ‘Earles Fork,’ named after English designer Ernest Earles, meant the bike had a front swingarm as well as its rear swingarm.