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Early Model – 1977 BMW R100RS

In Germany, Touring by Abhi0 Comments

The BMW R100RS arguably launched the idea of the sport touring motorcycle, but I don’t feature many non-limited edition examples just because they’re fairly common place. But did you know that the earliest examples of the legendary model were all silver/blue with blue pinstriping and blue anodized calipers? Or as some of you may remember it – this was the …

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Early BMW Hybrid – 1983 BMW R80ST

In Germany, Less than 5k, Standard by Ted Clough0 Comments

The R80ST was the street-only version of the R80GS. It had slightly different styling, and the seat was slightly lower. It used the same air-cooled boxer twin engine with a dry clutch that put out 50hp at 6500 rpm. The 5-speed tranny drove the rear through the same Monolever shaft drive. Wheels were 19″ front, 18″ rear, for the street.

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2008 BMW HP2 Megamoto

In Germany, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

One of the rarest BMWs to make it to the US, the Megamoto was only sold in 2008 and just 107 examples were imported to the states. As this was BMW’s take on a large supermoto, the model name is just about perfect. Think of it as a street version of the HP2 Enduro.

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1951 TWN Triumph BDG 250

In England, Germany, Standard by Tom Wacker0 Comments

In 1886 Siegfried Bettmann founded Triumph Bicycle factory in Coventry, England. They would go on to make more than a few motorcycles, part of the fabric of motorcycle history. In 1896 Herr Bettmann founded another bicycle factory in his native Nuerenberg, Germany and it was also Triumph Bicycle. By 1902 Triumph (England) started making motorcycles and Triumph (Germany) started in …

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1953 NSU Lux

In Germany, Standard by Abhi0 Comments

Built between 1951 and 1956, the NSU Lux was a popular standard – 78,845 were built in those few years. That’s not a small number, but very few are currently in this kind of condition.

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Ending Soon – 1974 BMW R60/6 Tourer

In Germany, Touring by Abhi0 Comments

Between 1974 and 1976, BMW offered the “slash 6” generation of the boxer twin. The smallest was the R60/6, with a 599cc motor that produced 40 horsepower and 36 pound-feet of torque. That might not make it the most suitable option for a full tourer, but that hasn’t stopped a previous owner of this motorcycle, who equipped this with panniers, …

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17K Miles – 1984 BMW R65

In Germany, Standard by Abhi0 Comments

The R65 has been one of the less popular Beemers over the last few decades, and I couldn’t really tell you why. Is it the relative lack of power compared to the rest of the BMW family? If having “just” 50 horsepower isn’t a problem for you, this could be a fun runabout as it’s been kept in decent shape …