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In New Zealand – 1982 Krauser MKM 1000

In Germany, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

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 BMW R100S, and then developed an incredible frame around the motor. The result was dubbed the Krauser MKM 1000, and it was a well-built …

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Custom MG – “1984” Radical Guzzi V12

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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 get more power with a modern Guzzi motor, then shove it in a Tonti frame and …

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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

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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

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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 …

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1954 BMW R25/3

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The seller of this beautiful R25 has “traced its lineage/owners back as far as 1968,” noting that he’s got a “reasonably accurate history, down to the Swiss ammo pouch that belonged to Dieter Drews who mounted it on the luggage rack circa 1983, exactly where it resides to this day.”

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2007 BMW R1200S

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BMWs R1200S never gets as much time in the limelight as the GS model. Personally, I can’t wait to ride an HP2, but every flavor has their advantages. In 2007, new pistons brought the boxer engine to 122hp and 89hp, a 22hp increase over the R1200GS. Additionally, weight was reduced 29 lbs over the previous R1100S. Optional Ohlins suspension offered …

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What Do You Want To Know? 2020 BMW S1000RR

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Give me a moment to shed a tear – the asymmetrical headlight design has been killed off. 10 years ago, BMW redefined what a modern superbike could be, and it wasn’t just from a performance standpoint. The shark gills and oddball headlights made the S1000RR the most visually-distinctive offering in the class, while the engine (lightest and most powerful) and …