1 Owner – 1986 BMW R65

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In 1985, BMW updated the R65 with the frame/suspension from the R80 – the most obvious resulting change was the to switch to a single shock in the rear. Here’s an impressively-preserved example that’ shad just one owner.

Wet weight was 455 pounds, and the 648cc boxer twin was complemented by a five speed transmission via a single plate dry clutch. Twin 32mm Bing carbs handled fueling and final drive was taken care of with a shaft.

This example (VIN: WB1046204G6128220) has 9,606 miles and the seller calls it a time capsule as the paint and OEM luggage still look to be in excellent condition. The one upgrade appears to be a Corbin seat, though the original is included. Also helping you go back to the 80s are a couple of period-correct helmets:

Find this R65 for sale in Stratford, Connecticut for $6,500 here on Craigslist.

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