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.
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 …
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.
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.
This R75/5 stands out thanks to stainless steel fenders, Ikon shocks, a custom 2 into 1 exhaust, and the impossible-to-miss enormous fuel tank. For some reason, the seller does not know if it’s an 8 or 10 gallon tank, but it’s way it’s gigantic and rare.
One of the drawbacks of sidecars is how it changes the bike’s cornering dynamics. But a Swiss company called ARMEC offers a solution – a sidecar designed to allow for the motorcycle to lean as normal. They call it the Sidewinder, and it’s a rare sight in the US.
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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 …
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.
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, …
I originally started featuring the seller’s NSU Quickly, which was built between 1953 and 1963. But it turns out he’s got two other interesting mopeds, so let’s take a look at all 3!
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 …
Horex introduced the Regina in 1953, and it was available in 250, 350, and 400cc variants. Production lasted until Daimler took over Horex in 1960.
Thanks to the factory luggage and multiple tank bags, this R100S would be a great option for someone looking for a classic touring bike with some pep.