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1999 BMW R1100S

In Germany, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This R11S sold for $3,300 after 5 bids on eBay in Little River, South Carolina. I’d say that’s a steal. In 1999, BMW took the most powerful boxer engine it had at the time and made their most aggressive looking bike so far, the BMW R1100S. Over time the used market has considered it more of a …

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1981 BMW R80GS Paris-Dakar

In Dual-Sport, Germany by AbhiLeave a Comment

Hindsight has shown that the introduction of the GS model line was one of the best things BMW did for their Motorrad business. But at the press launch in 1980, journalists (and the public) shared a general sentiment of “what’s the point of a large, heavy dual-purpose bike?” Modern cynics still have the same complaint as the bike seems to …

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1969 Maico 360 X4

In Germany, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

Cycle World’s May 1st 1968 review of the X4 starts with the following: “What a difference a year has made to Maico’s 360-cc motocross model. In a little over 12 months, the West German factory has transformed the bike from a competitive but unsensational mount, to one of the fastest and toughest scramblers available.”

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1993 BMW R100R

In Germany, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

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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Rare German Find – 1964 Göricke-Werke GÖ 100/4 S

In Germany, Less than 5k, Small Displacement by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

9-14-21 Update: Three years later, this bike is back up for sale. The seller “borrowed” Tim’s excellent description below to complement the new set of photos – find it still in West Palm Beach, Florida with an unmet opening bid of $3,500 here on eBay. Despite existing for some 90 years, Göricke-Werke AG has only been heard of by a …

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2004 BMW R1150R Rockster

In Germany, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

The BMW R1150R Rockster was an interesting variant on their naked bike of the time, the R1150R. The Rockster was BMW’s take on a streetfighter of sorts, made by pulling together the headlight from a R1150GS, gauges from the R1100S, and throwing them onto the R1150R with a distinctive paint job.

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2014 BMW K1600GTL

In Germany, Touring by AugustLeave a Comment

I have to admit I have never been a BMW guy [Editor’s Note: one of August’s few flaws] and I only really have had short amounts of time on an S1000RR and a R1150GS, both of which I thought were good bikes and I have always been intrigued by the boxer engine that BMW used on so many models. Additionally …

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2004 BMW R1100S

In Germany, Sport, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

Thanks to the S1000RR, the idea of BMW making a true sportbike is no longer a laughing matter. Back in 1999, however, BMW took the most powerful boxer engine it had at the time and made their most aggressive looking bike so far, the BMW R1100S. Despite the looks, this is more of a sport-tourer than an outright sports bike. …

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1968 BMW R60US

In Germany, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

The BMW R60US was a 30 horsepower classic that typically included telescopic forks and higher handle bars as part of the “US” designation. US models also came without sidecar lugs, one of the few distinctions that separated it from the Euro models.

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1938 Zundapp DB200

In Germany, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

7-28-21 Update: 17 months later, this Zundapp is up for sale again. Based on the photos and the fact that it’s for sale in the same city, I’m guessing the original sale did not go through. Find it with bidding up to $2,125 with the reserve already met here on eBay. Post Sale Update: This Zundapp sold for $4,276 after …

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1973 BMW R75/5

In Germany, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

When BMW introduced the R75 as part of the /5 lineup, it was the biggest bike they offered. The /5 gained an electric start, coils, and an alternator to complement the reliable motor and 100+ top speed. Here’s a “slash 5” with the lovely toaster tank.