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“R7” Kit – BMW R nineT

In Custom, Germany by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

When talking about the most substantial motorcycle designs in history, BMW’s R7 is seldom left out of the conversation. The wonderfully Art Deco-styled two-wheeler boasts a radical aesthetic that’s managed to stand the test of time profoundly well. For well over half-a-century, owning an R7 example has been limited to something of a pipe dream. Thanks to a shop in …

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2 Miles – 2009 BMW G450X

In Dual-Sport, Germany by AbhiLeave a Comment

The seller of this bike owns two examples of the G450X, and he or she only put miles on one of them. That’s why this bike has just 2 miles, has never been ridden, and is probably the closest thing to a new BMW G450X that you’ll ever find. The question is…does that matter?

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2003 MZ Baghira Black Panther

In Germany, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Normally a manufacturer releases a bike with multiple color options and it’s not a big deal. But when MZ wanted to update their “Street Moto” model called the Baghira with different colors on the plastics, they created separate model names such as the “Forest” for a military green or the “Black Panther” for…well, you can guess.

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1988 BMW K100RS ABS

In Germany, Touring by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This BMW did not get any interest at the starting bid of $2,450. BMW’s RS models are at the origins of the sport-touring segment. RS stands for ‘Reisesport’ that basically means ‘travel sport’. RS models also represent what BMW did the best, innovating and providing motorcyclists the best ride possible. Therefore, these models were often considered as …

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1936 BMW R4

In Germany, Vintage by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This R4 did not meet reserve despite $10,300 after 20 bids on eBay. As the 30s rolled around and Depression hit, BMW saw the need for a diminutive single-cylinder bike to offer alongside its twins. The sub 200cc R2 sold quite well, but the BMW R4 was an intermediate bike between the budget single and the bigger …

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2009 BMW HP2 Sport

In Germany, Sport by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This HP2 Sport did not get any interest at the BIN of $16,500. This is exactly the kind of bike I would add to my own collection. It is weird, it is exclusive, and it is incredibly capable. The BMW HP2 Sport is the ultimate expression of the boxer engine; the final design exercise before BMW graced …

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1936 BMW R2

In Germany, Vintage by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This R2 sold for $12,099 after 39 bids on eBay in Corona, California. Built between 1931 and 1936, the R2 was the smallest displacement motorcycle ever built by BMW. Powered by a 198cc OHV single, the R2 could hit 59 miles per hour thanks to 6 horsepower – later on (1934) an Amal carb helped bump power …

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No Reserve – 1974 BMW R90S

In Germany, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This R90S sold for $7,567 after 34 bids on eBay. When it was released in 1974, the R90S was a game-changer for BMW. With oversight from Hans Muth, this bike was built to show the world that the German firm could make more than just touring bikes for old guys. Reg Pridmore helped soldify that claim with …

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RT Conversion – 1992 BMW R100R

In Germany, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: this R100R sold for $3,600 after 30 bids on eBay. The R100R was one of the last of the airhead boxer twins that BMW ever produced. Between 1991-1995, just 20,898 examples were built. This…was not one of those bikes, as it started as a R100RT tourer but was “professionally converted” at some point.

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2007 BMW K1200R Sport

In Germany, Sport by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This K1200R Sport sold for $4,150 after 3 bids on eBay. There is a never-ending battle going on between people who prefer fairings and people who prefer naked bikes. Given my racing interests, I am specifically the target market for phrases like “MotoGP Inspired” and “Superbike Champion”. However, I understand that not everyone likes the look (or …

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Taste of Cuba – 1990 MZ ETZ251

In Germany, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Vy and I celebrated New Years in Cuba earlier this year, and I took photos of my favorite motorcycles of the trip. One of the most popular bikes we saw was the mZ ETZ251. Looks like one of them somehow made it from Cuba to Florida, and now you can snag it for yourself.

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1984 BMW R65LS

In Germany, Standard by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

BMW’s partnership with Hans Muth – the man notably behind the Suzuki Katana – was a major factor in the release of the R100RS, which in turn led to the creation of the sport-touring segment. During these years, Muth had the chance to express his creativity on different boxer twins and to propose audacious designs for riders. While the major …