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Endurance Racer – 1984 BMW K100

In Germany, Race by Tim Huber0 Comments

Endurance racing is an incredibly challenging endeavor, a friend of mine who’s competed compares the feeling of completing an event to being beaten up and hungover combined with pure joy. Both the pilots and their machine are tough as nails and pushed to near their breaking point. Endurance racers have to withstand hours of being redlined without any cooldown period …

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3,367 Miles – 1972 BMW R75/5

In Germany, Standard by Abhi0 Comments

When BMW introduced the R75 as part of the /5 lineup, it was the biggest bike they offered. The /5 gained an electric start, coils, and an alternator to complement the reliable motor and 100+ top speed. Here’s a low mileage example of a /5 with the lovely toaster tank.

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Technological Marvel – 1955 Victoria Swing KR21

In Germany, Standard by Abhi0 Comments

Post Listing Update: This Victoria did not get any interest at the opening ask of $5,600. One of Norbert Riedel’s many contributions to the world of motorcycling was the design of the Victoria Swing, named for the fact that the motor was directly connected to the swingarm – it would rise and fall with the rear suspension! In addition, the …

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Folding Scooter – 1968 Minimo Joky

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

The Minimo Joky is a rare folding scooter with a frame made out of aluminum. Because it weighed 60 pounds, it was apparently quite popular with yacht and glider owners – the former would get around the harbor and the latter would use it to get to a phone after landing. They’re nearly impossible to find in the US and …

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Unexpected Chopper – 1960s BMW R50S

In Cruiser, Custom, Germany by Abhi0 Comments

Post Listing Update: The listing was removed. The R50S was the little brother of the legendary R69S, and it was a relatively rare motorcycle in BMW’s history as just 1,634 were produced 1960 and 1962. In 1981, one of those few were turned into a chopper, and it served as a daily rider until recently. I’m almost speechless.

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Velvety Smooth – 1993 BMW R100GS

In Dual-Sport, Germany by Abhi0 Comments

6-4-17 Update: Yes, I just featured this bike yesterday. But, the fine folks at Aerostich have noticed my offhand comment and will give a 20% discount off any of their gear (in any color, you don’t have to get hi-viz) to the person that buys this bike. But if you do want to go color matching, you can go hi-viz …

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1966 BMW-Powered Sidecar Racer

In 3 Wheels, Germany, Race by Tim Huber0 Comments

Built by Herr Helmut L√ľnemann in the winter of ’65, this rare BMW sidecar racer was used in international GP’s including Germany in ’66-’68. Since then this two-man racer has gone through a few different owners before ending up with its current seller who would go on to do extensive restoration work since buying it three decades ago. Despite it …