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1 of 750 – 2012 BMW K1300S HP

In Germany, Sport, Touring by Tim Huber0 Comments

BMW’s HP – High Performance – machines distinguish themselves from the rest of BMW Motorrad’s offerings as an elite class of machines, though the HP label has been slapped onto some Beemer scoots that – in my opinion – arguably don’t deserve to wear the prestigious extra to letters. The K1300S HP earns its HP moniker, and then some. HP-models …

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Little-Known German Project – 1936 Presto Werke Type 208

In Germany, Small Displacement by Tim Huber0 Comments

Presto Werke (or Presto-Werke Günther & Co) may be one of the biggest and most influential manufacturers you’ve probably never heard of. Founded in 1897, the German company produced bicycles, mopeds, motorcycles, cars, and trucks, closing its doors in the late 1950’s after failing to bounce back from WW2. The company was based out of Chemnitz for most of its …

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One Owner – 1981 BMW R100RT

In Germany, Less than 5k, Touring by Abhi0 Comments

Before BMW introduced the RT in 1978, a rider who wanted to tour had to buy a bike and then slap on the usual accessories like a fairing and bags. The RT was a revelation in that you could just sign the paperwork at your dealership and then immediately put on your break-in mileage in a few days as you …

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Boosted Motoren Werke – 1986 BMW K100RS Turbo

In Germany, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

The BMW K100RS was a pleasant sport tourer in its day, and the flying brick platform is having a bit of a renaissance as a platform for custom builds right now. Some people saw fit to modify the bike when it was new, including RB Racing when they built approximately 200 kits to turbocharge the K100 motor. Here’s serial #3, …

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Rare in the US – 1955 Express Werke Radex 175S

In Germany, Less than 5k, Standard by Tim Huber0 Comments

Express Werke AG (AG = Aktiengesellschaft: a type of German corporation that’s owned by shareholders and is often publicly traded) had a 75 year history of producing bicycles, mopeds and small-displacement motorcycles, starting all the way back in 1884. Express Werke utilized engines produced by ILO and Sachs to power its lightweight scoots for a good deal of its time …

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Bavarian Cruiser – 1999 BMW R1200C

In Cruiser, Germany by Tim Huber0 Comments

BMW builds a variety of different types of motorcycles, many of which are considered to be some of the best touring machines. Having said that, cruisers aren’t exactly what come to mind when the German marque is mentioned but nonetheless, here is an example born of out BMW’s foray into the lucrative cruiser segment: the R1200C. This was BMW’s first …

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1975 BMW R90S

In Germany, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Post Listing Update: This R90S did not meet reserve with 21 bids up to $13,000. One of the personal bikes of Angus Dykman, this gorgeous R90S has less than 15,000 miles and it’s claimed to be “an exceptional original example.” Thanks to the excellent photography, that sure looks to be the case!

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2008 BMW G650X Xcountry

In Dual-Sport, Germany by Tim Huber0 Comments

Last week I featured a BMW Xmoto, one of the three G650X variants BMW Motorrad produced starting in 2006. While the Xmoto only saw a single year of production, BMW made the Xchallenge for four years, and Xcountry for six. Despite a half dozen years in production, Xcountry “Xamples” are surprisingly rare as it appears not that many were made, …

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Bargain Track Weapon – 2013 BMW S1000RR

In Germany, Race by Tim Huber0 Comments

The S1KRR is undeniably one of the most competent track machines currently available. Even the previous generations boast a seriously impressive electronics suite that fools riders like myself into thinking we’re better than we actually are. As with any premium European superbike, the S1000RR comes at a steep price, and buying a stock example to transform into a trackday bike …

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1 Year Only – 2007 BMW G650 Xmoto

In Germany, Less than 5k, Sport by Tim Huber0 Comments

A decade ago, BMW played around with its G650 series and created three variants in the process: the Challenge, Country, and the Xmoto. All three models utilized a reworked G650 power plant that was slightly more powerful than the stock engine while also tuned for lower emissions, as well as being a little bit lighter than the standard G650 motor. …

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Krauser Fairing – 1984 BMW K100

In Germany, Less than 5k, Touring by Abhi0 Comments

Post Sale Update: After 33 bids on eBay, this Flying Brick sold for $4,101. BMW’s K100 was initially released to very concerned fans who were worried that it was a sign that the boxer motor was going to disappear. Sales were slow at first but the Flying Brick was eventually proven to be a successful endeavor for BMW Motorrad. Here’s …

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1 of 200 – 2003 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika

In Germany, Sport by Tim Huber0 Comments

Before BMW would gift the world its ridiculously competent S1KRR, the German moco made solid machines but had much more of a reputation for tourers but not so much racers. Enter: The BMW Boxer Cup. It ran as a support event to GP races and consisted of a field of all R1100S bikes that were slightly modified, but still surprisingly …