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No Reserve – 1967 BMW R60 w/ 1.5L VW Engine

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This home-brewed oddity is based on a 1967 BMW R60. The unusual motorcycle was bought new in ’67 by one Lee Fikes, a Texas oil tycoon who wanted to ride the Bavarian bike two-up with his soon-to-be-wife to the Yucatan Peninsula for their honeymoon. Fearing the 594cc’s boxer twin’s 30 hp would be underpowered carrying the newlyweds and their luggage …

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Original Owner – 2009 BMW HP2 Sport

In Germany, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This HP2 Sport did not meet reserve despite 20 bids up to $11,099 on eBay in Dickerson, Maryland. The BMW HP2 Sport is one of the rarest bikes from the last few decades of BMW motorcycles. It certain ways, it was a tough sell. Loosely based on the R1200S, this was a very pricey and exclusive sportbike …

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R80GS Tribute – 1983 BMW K100 Custom

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November Customs is based in a small town in Northeast of England comprised of husband and wife team, Paul and Linda. Despite working out of a small shed in the couple’s backyard, November does some stellar work. Back in February of this year, the shop had two separate builds featured on BikeEXIF: a Ducati 350 Scrambler restomod, and an endurance-style …

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In New Zealand – 1982 Krauser MKM 1000

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Post Listing Update: Thought it’s been relisted several times, this MKM has not been able to get a buyer at the BIN of $24,500. The Krauser name is best known for luggage, but in the early 80s Mike Krauser decided that he wanted to build a world-beating road bike. He started with his favorite road bike at the time, a …

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Custom MG – “1984” Radical Guzzi V12

In Custom, Germany, Italy by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Radical Guzzi did not get any interest at the BIN of $39,900. Sadly, there’s not a V12 in this bike. But the idea of more “oomph” is still the prevalent concept. The owner of Radical Guzzi (Stefan Bronold) was approached by a customer that wanted a custom V7 with more power. Stefan’s response was to easily …

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1 of 30 – BMW R100S Exklusiv Sport

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Post Sale Update: This R100S Exklusiv Sport sold for $4,906 after 24 bids on eBay in Mahomet, Illinois. The BMW R100S Exklusiv Sport was one of the many examples of BMW throwing a special paint job on the last models in a given run to help with sales. In this case, though, BMW used vinyl stickers for the cosmetic facelift. …

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1992 BMW R100R

In Germany, Less than 5k, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This R100R did not get any interest at the BIN of $4,400. Between 1991 and 1995, BMW produced 20,898 examples of the R100R – one of the last airhead boxers to ever wear a roundel on the tank. Basic specifications include a 980cc air-cooled twin with an oil cooler, Brembo brakes, a 5-speed transmission, and shaft drive.

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R100 Motor – 1982 BMW R65LS

In Germany, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

The R65LS gets more attention than it probably deserves thanks to the striking Hans Muth-designed fairing, but one of the common complaints was that the ~45 horsepower twin didn’t back up the futuristic-in-the-80s looks. A previous owner of this machine apparently agreed, as it’s been given the heart of a R100. It’s not clear which form of the R100 motor …

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1971 BMW R75/5 Custom

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Post Listing Update: This BMW did not meet reserve despite 38 bids on eBay up to $8,700 in Richmond, Virginia. This BMW R75/5 was just completed for this year’s show season, and it features a rebuilt motor with a Siebenrock 1000cc kit and plenty of custom touches. What do you think about it?

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Needs Some Work – 1963 IWL Troll

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First founded in 1936 by the Daimler-Benz Company for the purpose of producing military aircraft engines, Industriewerke Ludwigsfelde — or IWL — was a German manufacturing firm based just outside of Berlin. Because IWL was making engines for the Luftwaffe, its factory was targeted and bombed during WW2. After the war, the Soviets came and stripped most of the remaining …