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R 68

R 68
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Production
Begin of the Production 1952
End of the Production 1954
Numbers Produced 1452
Price 3.950,- DM
Engine
Internal Designation 268/1
Motor Type four-stroke two-cylinder flat-twin
Bore x Stroke 72 x 73 mm
Displacement 594 ccm
Max Power 35 hp at 7000 rpm
Compression Ratio 8.0 : 1
Valves ohv
Carburetion System 2 x carburettor type Bing 1/26/9 - 1/26/10
Engine Lubricating System forced-feed lubrication
Oil Pump gear pump
Power transmission
Clutch single-plate, dry
Number of Gears 4
Shifting foot shifting (auxiliary manual lever on the gear block)
Gearbox Ratios 4.0 / 2.28 / 1.7 / 1.3
Rear Wheel Ratio 1 : 3.89 (with sidecar 1 : 4.75)
Bevel / Crownwheel 9 / 35 teeth (with sidecar 7 / 32)
Electrical system
Ignition System magneto ignition
Generator Noris 6 V L 45/60 L
Spark Plugs Bosch W 240 T1
Chassis
Designation 251/4
Frame double loop steel tubular frame
Front Wheel Suspension telescopic fork
Rear Wheel Suspension telescopic suspension
Wheel Rims deep-bed 3 x 19
Tyres front 3.5 x 19
Tyres rear 3.5 x 19
Brakes front drum brake Ø 200 mm duplex, from 1954: full hub
Brakes rear drum brake Ø 200 mm simplex, from 1954: full hub
Dimensions / Weights
Length x Width x Height 2130 x 725 x 985 mm
Wheel Base 1400 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 17 l
Unladen Weight, Full Tank 190 kg (with original sidecar 320 kg)
Idle/Riding Noise 85/96 phon, from 7/7/1953: 80/87 phon
Load Rating 355 kg (with original sidecar 600 kg )
Fuel Consumption approx. 4,6 l/100 km
Oil Consumption approx. 0,7 l/1000 km
Top Speed 160 kph (with original sidecar 116 kph)
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