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1962 R50S
Years Produced: 1960 - 1962
Number Produced: 1,634
Type: four-stroke two-cylinder flat twin
Displacement: 494 cc
Maximum Power: 35 hp at 7650 rpm
Top Speed: 160 kph / 99 mph
Restoration time: November 2004 - October 2007

New Old Stock Parts: Escort Sport tank with badges & knee pads, front & rear fenders, taillight, hubcaps, center stand, mufflers, air intake tubes, handlebar risers, speedometer, Sonnenschein battery, BMW battery strap, main and hi/low horn switch wiring harnesses, foot pegs, axles and Albert headlight mirrors. All plating is correct cadmium, black phosphate and chrome. All fasteners are original spec with correct head markings and 14mm heads. Reproduction items were used only where necessary such as rubber parts, seals, tires and bearings. Glasurit paint matched to new old stock sheet metal by Kent Holt. Painting, black phosphate, cadmium and chrome plating done locally.

View restoration photos HERE.


Photos © 2008 by James Young