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 “slash 5” with the lovely toaster tank.
The 75 featured a 749cc boxer twin that produced 50 horspeower and 43 pound-feet of torque. For more on what it’s like to live with a big /5, check out this story on Motorcycle Classics, where they suggest it’s one of the first sport touring bikes.
The seller says that he has “owned a number of /5 and /6 BMWs and love them for their styling, rideability and mechanical simplicity. The short wheel base model with original paint and a toaster tank has always been my favorite configuration. This is a wonderfully original and mechanically excellent 1973 BMW R75/5 short wheel base (SWB) model with toaster tank. This bike is in amazing condition, starts easy by kick or electric, everything works; lights, blinkers, horn, speedometer and tachometer. It runs and rides beautifully (pure joy, that air-cooled boxer motor). The drum brakes are in perfect adjustment and the clutch action is smooth and remarkably easy.”
Find this Toaster for sale in Logan Squre, Illinois for $6,900 here on Craigslist.
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