BMW R 850 C: review, history, specs

Class: cruiser
Production: January 1997 – September 2000
Related: BMW R1200C

BMW R 850 C (Europe), 1997-2000

History


MarketsProductionName & Codes
EuropeJanuary 1997 – September 2000Name: BMW R850C
Model code: 59C1
Parts Catalog Code: 0421

Specifications


BMW R850C: specs.

DIMENSIONS
Overall length2340 mm / 92,1 in
Overall width1050 mm / 41,3 in
Overall height1130 mm / 44,5 in
Seat height740 mm / 29,1 in
Wheelbase1650 mm / 65,0 in
Ground clearance172 mm / 6,8 in
Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight256 kg / 564 lbs
FRAME
Frame (type)Tubular space frame (steel)
Front suspension, travelBMW Telelever, 144 mm / 5,67 in
Rear suspension, travelBMW Monolever (adjustable 7-way spring pre-load), 100 mm / 3,94 in
Front tire size100/90-18 (56H)
Rear tire size170/80-15 (83H)
Front brakeDouble disc, 305 mm, 4-piston calipers (option: ABS-II)
Rear brakeSingle disc, 285 mm, 2-piston caliper (option: ABS-II)
Fuel capacity17,0 l / 4,5 US gal (reserve – 6,0 l)
Fuel economy4,6 l / 100 km (51 mpg)
ENGINE
Engine (type)Air&Oil-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangementFlat twin (boxer)
Bore & Stroke87,5 x 70,5 mm
Displacement848 cm³ (51,7 cu in)
Compression ratio10.3:1
Valve trainChain driven SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power50,0 hp (37,0 kW) / 5250 rpm
Max. torque71,0 Nm (7,2 kg-m) / 4750 rpm
0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph)6,9 sec
Top speed155 km/h (96 mph)
Fuel system (type)Fuel Injection, Motronic MA 2.4
DRIVE TRAIN
ClutchSingle dry plate, hydraulic operated
Transmission5-speed
Final driveShaft
Gear ratio

I
II
III
IV
V


3.864
3.022
2.393
1.962
1.511
ELECTRICAL
Ignition systemMotronic (mapped characteristic control)
AlternatorBelt driven three-phase generator, 14V / 700W
Battery capacity12V-19Ah

Images


BMW R850C: images, gallery.

BMW R850C
BMW R850C

Videos


BMW R850C: video.

Manuals


BMW R850C: documentation.

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