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2007 BMW R1200S

In Germany, Sport by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

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

In Germany, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

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 …

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Never Ridden – 2001 BMW R1150R

In Germany, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

BMW’s R1150R standard wasn’t a particularly sexy bike, but they’re excellent workhorses for taller commuters or people that just want to travel on two wheels. That’s why they typically cover lots of miles in a given year, and it’s what makes this example particularly special as it has just 2km on the odometer (the bike is in Canada) because it’s …

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1979 Maico GS400 Enduro

In Dual-Sport, Germany by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Maico sold for $3,505 after 6 bids on eBay. Thanks to a Tusk dual sport kit, this restored Maico is street legal in California. While the headlight runs off the stator, the tail light and turn signals are powered by a rechargeable nickel cadmium battery.

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1928 BMW R52

In Germany, Touring, Vintage by AbhiLeave a Comment

Designed to be a tourer, the BMW R52 featured a 486cc boxer twin that generated 12 horsepower. The three-speed transmission had just been redesigned for this model, during a time frame when BMW was constantly making changes. Due to this, BMW switched to pressed-steel frames by the end of 1929, meaning the rare R52 was produced for just two years.

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1961 BMW R50S with Steib LS200

In 3 Wheels, Germany by AbhiLeave a Comment

The R50S was the little brother of the legendary R69S, and it was a relatively rare motorcycle in BMW’s history as just 1,634 were produced 1960 and 1962. This example was restored in 2012 and it’s been paired with a beautiful color-matched Steib LS200 sidecar.

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Lithuanian Custom – 2007 BMW R1200RT

In Custom, Germany by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This custom RT did not get any interest at the BIN of $6,499. I share this not because I’m in love with the end result, but because I’m stunned someone decided to start with the RT as a platform to customize with. Called the “White Swan”, this bike was created by Mantas Simanauskas, who goes by Si …

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2004 BMW R1150R Rockster

In Germany, Standard by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

BMW announced the Rockster prototype in 2002 with asymmetrical headlights and an attention grabbing paint scheme. Despite being a parts bin bike, it caused enough of a stir to go into production. Though heavily based on the standard R1150R, the Rockster was the first boxer engine to have twin spark cylinder heads that later became standard fare. Other differences from …