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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 …

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10,564 Miles – 1984 BMW R65LS

In Germany, Standard by Abhi0 Comments

Between 1983 and 1985, BMW built a limited edition of their R65. Called the R65LS, it featured a polarizing front fairing that probably makes the bike look faster than the bike actually was. I dig the 80s look…you may not. This example has spent the last 28 years under a cloth cover in a heated basement, so it hasn’t covered …

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1973 Maico 400

In Germany, Off-Road by Tom Wacker0 Comments

In 1973 there were a couple of slogans regarding Maico dirt racers. “You are either riding a Maico or chasing one” and “Maico Breako”. Neither one was quite correct. There is no doubt that in the early 1970s that Maico along with Husqvarna and Bultaco were the big 3 of motocross. By 1973 the Japanese makers had improved enough to …

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2005 BMW 1150RT-P Police

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

Have problems with traffic, but don’t live in California and enjoy the advantages of lane-splitting? Here’s your answer. BMW has provided motorcycles for many state and local police units, and the R1150RT-P was a model purpose-built for Police use. The basic bike was a stock 1150RT, but it had several optional modifications to safety equipment (crash bars), storage(radio topbox), and …

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A Racing Legend – 1954 BMW Rennsport

In Germany, Race by Tom Wacker0 Comments

After WWII, BMW’s return to racing started slowly. In 1951 their first effort, called the Mustang, was a basic rework of their 1938 racing motor without the supercharger. They were not competitive. By late 1953 BMW brought out the 500 CC Rennsport (Racing Sport), a bevel gear driven dual overhead cam high compression racing motor that was very fast. Walter …

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Incredible Listing – 1975 Hercules W2000

In Germany, Standard by Abhi0 Comments

Post Listing Update: This W2000 did not meet reserve with 18 bids up to $8,201. One of my favorite eBay sellers is a gentleman in Chicago who a.) offers great bikes and b.) (more importantly) gives a lot of great information and photos in the listing. Here’s another excellent listing from him for a rare rotary motorcycle.

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2005 BMW R1200GS with Sidecar

In 3 Wheels, Germany by Abhi0 Comments

The BMW R1200GS is well-known, and I usually don’t feature them just because they’re so common. But this one stands out because it’s been further “adventurized” with the addition of a shovel. Oh yeah, and I guess there’s a sidecar, too.

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Volcano Red – 2007 BMW R1200S

In Germany, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Post Listing Update: This R12S did not meet reserve despite 25 bids up to $8,600. For a few years, the R1200S was the sportiest boxer twin that BMW ever mass produced. While there was a lot to love about the bike, the oddball red/white striped paint scheme wasn’t necessarily one of them. Here’s a well-modified example that recently got a …

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High Miles – 1993 BMW R100GS Paris Dakar

In Dual-Sport, Germany by Ted Clough0 Comments

If you follow such things – and you should, as it is absolutely crazy, you know that the participants for the 2017 Dakar Rally are already either in or on their way to Argentina. Formerly the Paris-Dakar Rally, it was first run in 1978 as a rally from Paris through France and Spain, across to Africa, through the Moroccan mountains …

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2016 BMW RnineT Custom

In Custom, Germany, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Post Listing Update: This RnineT has been relisted several times but it never meets reserve. The highest bidding has ever been up to is $12,200. BMW has had quite a hit on their hands with the RnineT – which is why they’re expanding the model into a family of 5. It’s also become a popular platform for customizers – here’s …