Post Sale Update: After 38 bids on eBay, this R75 sold for $13,700.
BMW debuted the /6 in 1974 and while it had a short run (just through 1976), it’s a great generation of bikes for riders who want classic styling and authenticity with above average reliability. Fundamentally, the slash 6 was similar to its predecessor, but updates included a front disc brake, rubber panels on the tank, and an independent tachometer.
The R75 variant obviously had a 749cc motor – it was good for 50 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 44 lb-ft of torque at 5,000 rpm. The curb weight was 462 pounds and top speed was 110 miles per hour. For more on the R75/6, check out this article on Motorcycle Classics.
This example (VIN: 4947506) was with the original owner until 2014, and it’s currently being offered with 30,260 miles on the odometer by the third owner. In 2016, this BMW was shown at the BMW 10th Anniversary Concours d’ Elegance as part of the Monterey Car Week. Since the second owner took over, the bike has received lots of new parts – engine seals, roller bearings, steering head bearings, petcocks, master cylinder, tires, tubes, battery, and more. Other important maintenance includes a gas tank cleaning and carb rebuild. Since all that work was completed, the bike has been enjoyed twice a month and the seller says everything works with no issues. It’s a beauty and it comes with Krauser bags and some notable OEM parts like the tire pump, sales brochure, owners manual, and even a period BMW rag.
Find this R75 for sale in Trabuco Canyon, California with bidding up to $5,100 and the reserve not yet met