The first postwar 600cc BMW, the R67 was produced for one year before the R67/2 was sold between ’52 and ’54. 4,226 units were sold before BMW moved to the /3, but this specific /2 has been converted into a very cool sidecar racer.
Stock, the 67/2 was good for 28 horsepower and a top speed of 68 mph with the sidecar attached. Interestingly enough, in the BMW owner’s guide, they differentiated top speeds between a solo rider sitting normally and a solo rider “crouched low with tight clothing” – 84 and 90 miles per hour, respectively. For more information, head on over to Jeff Dean’s BMW site.
This specific BMW R67/2 Sidecar Racer is an authentic club racer that spent nearly 20 years racing in Germany before being brought over to the US, where Blue Moon Cycle then raced it for another 20 years. It has several rare extras, including Hoske fuel tank and magnesium wheels, Magura cotrols, VDO tachometer, and Dell’Orto “sidecar” carbs. Last raced at an AHRMA event in Barber Motorsports Park in October 2013, it’s claimed to be race ready.
Find this BMW R67/2 Sidecar Racer for sale in Norcross, Georgia for an undisclosed price at Blue Moon Cycle.
Note that this bike was offered for sale at the Vegas Bonham’s Auction 3 months ago, and the estimate was $35,000-$40,000.