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Polizeimotorrad – 1951 BMW R51/3

In Germany, Standard by Tim Huber0 Comments

This beautifully rebuilt 1951 BMW R51/3 underwent a full restoration in 2013 and is one seriously beautiful collectors machine. The pistons, crank, valves, transmission, rear-end and “much more” have been completely redone according to the seller who I’m more than inclined to believe. Only 400 miles have been put on the bike since the rebuild four years ago. This particular …

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1984 BMW R100CS Last Edition

In Germany, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Post Listing Update: This R100CS got no interest at the opening bid of $4,400. In 1984, BMW sold 75 examples of a “Last Edition” R100CS. The K series had been introduced 2 years before and ze Germans thought it was the future of their product line. So the German firm decided to honor the boxer motor with final run, and …

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Ending Soon – 2007 BMW R1200S

In Germany, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Post Sale Update: After 25 bids on eBay, this R1200S sold for $5,750. “Born in heaven, raised in hell.” That was one of the slogans BMW used when they introduced the R1200S, an evolution of the R1100S that fell much more on the ‘sport’ side of the sport-touring equation. It was the sportiest boxer twin BMW had ever built, and …

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2010 BMW S1000RR Race Bike

In Germany, Race by Abhi0 Comments

The S1000RR sportbike was a revelation when it was first revealed, and it was an excellent platform for enthusiastic street riders and track racers. Here’s one that’s been focused on the latter – the seller has seen 178 miles per hour at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California – are you willing to try and top that?

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Racer Project – 1976 BMW R100

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

This bike started as a BMW R100 “upgraded with RS componentns” before it was torn apart with the plan of rebuilding it as a race bike. There’s a lot to like about this project – it has new Kibblewhite heads, an oil cooler, Race Tech springs, and more. But the coolest modification is a monoshock conversion with a BMW S1000RR …

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No Reserve – 1975 BMW R90S

In Germany, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

The R90S is one of the most notable motorcycles in BMW history – though the last time I featured one I got plenty of comments from Bike-urious readers saying it’s highly overrated. Not that it’s bad, just that it’s a fine bike that gets blown out of proportion. I have to admit, I haven’t ridden one (though I’ll get my …

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1994 MZ Silver Star Classic

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

If you’re looking for something simple that’s still rare, the MZ Silver Star might be right up your alley. Hopefully you’re the kind of person that can constantly put up with being asked what kind of bike you’re riding any time you stop! This example stands out as it’s the only one I’ve seen for years with hard bags for …

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1962 BMW R90/2

In Custom, Germany by Abhi0 Comments

Yes, that’s right – a 90/2! The seller started with a R60/2 and then swapped in the motor, transmission, and final drive from a ’74 R90/6. There’s plenty of modifications that we’ll look at in a moment, but what’s mot interesting to me is that “all chrome has been powdercoated red to make [the] bike appear as massive as possible.”

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Ending Soon – 2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika

In Germany, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

One of my favorite all-around sportbikes is BMW’s R1100S. For the last year of production, BMW created a limited edition called the BCR, or Boxer Cup Replika. BMW actually went one step further by creating a spec series to race these bikes, and 200 examples were released as a homage.

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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.