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Sold At Mecum – 1974 BMW R90S

In Germany, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This R90S did not meet reserve despite 34 bids up to $10,100. The R90S is a fine motorcycle, but I’m specifically featuring this bike so we can see an example of people trying to make some money after snagging some steals at Mecum.

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Upgraded – BMW HP2 Enduro

In Dual-Sport, Germany by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Towards the start of the 1980s, BMW tasked a small group of designers and engineers to deliver what eventually became the R80G/S — a model that came to define a genre and lead to some of the best-selling models from the Bavarian brand. A quarter-century-later BMW Motorrad greenlit yet another skunkworks project, this time focused on creating the ultimate big-bore …

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2018 BMW HP4 Race

In Germany, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This HP4 Race did not meet reserve with 10 bids up to $37,500 on Bring a Trailer. The “HP” initials have become quite significant with BMW Motorrad over the last few years. They simply stand for High Performance, and they graced a few impressive models like the HP2 Enduro/MegaMoto/Sport. The designation was brought back for an track-only …

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2007 BMW G650 XChallenge with SherpaX Trailer

In Dual-Sport, Germany by AbhiLeave a Comment

Trailers are rare enough in the world of motorcycling, but they’re almost always found on pavement. Well, a Canadian company called KIP Moto has developed an off-road trailer designed to be towed with an enduro. Called the SherpaX, the trailer weighs 30 pounds, offers almost 4″ of suspension travel, and features a cargo basket that’s designed to accept a Rubbermaid …

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1977 BMW R100RS

In Germany, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This R100RS did not meet reserve despite 16 bids up to $7,200 on eBay. Bikes built in the first model year of BMW’s R100RS were also known as the “RS77”, and they’re worth distinguishing due to year-specific features like silver/blue paint, blue anodized ATE calipers, and blue pinstriping.

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1995 BMW R100R Mystic

In Germany, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Available only in 1994 and 1995 in the US, the Mystic was a factory retro based on the BMW R100R. In a 1992 review, Bike magazine called it the best boxer. To make the R100R, BMW went with some old-school peanut valve covers and paired them with 40mm Bing carbs and their first usage of Japanese suspension. In many ways, …

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2001 BMW R1200C Montana

In Cruiser, Germany by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: sold for $5,400 after 67 bids on eBay. First shown to the world in the 1997 Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies, the BMW R1200C was Germany’s attempt to break into the cruiser market. There was a lot to like about it objectively, however American riders never fell in love with the distinct styling and the non-V-Twin motor.

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307 Miles – 2011 BMW S1000RR

In Germany, Sport by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

The BMW S1000RR needs no introduction. Thrust upon the world in 2009, when I thought a CBR1000RR was the pinnacle of manhood and Ducati still made the 1098, it immediately changed game both on the street and the track. Included electronics didn’t just function for marketing purposes, but actually worked well individually and as a package. They allowed even the …

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1977 Maico MC400 AW

In Germany, Off-Road by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Maico did not get any interest at the opening ask of $4,000. Maico was a German manufacturer that gained notoriety in the 1960s for building two stroke rocket ships designed to carry you through any terrain you might encounter on your way to the finish line. The 400cc two stroke engine coupled with the upgraded long …

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1990 BMW R100GS Paris-Dakar

In Dual-Sport, Germany by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This PD sold for the BIN of $5,500 on eBay. In 1980, BMW released the R80GS, confirming their ability to upset the market with truly innovative bikes that would set standards in several segments of the market. In 1987, BMW went one step further in the development of the most successful big trailie and released the R100GS …

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Hans Muth – 1982 BMW R65LS

In Germany, Standard by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: The seller raised the opening bid to $4,850, and this bike got no interest. During the 70s, BMW’s most important mission was to develop alternative machines to the big 4-cylinders released by the Japanese makers. Nonetheless, the German brand also competed in the middle-size market, releasing in 1978 the 650cc R65. By 1983, one of BMW motorcycle’s …