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1988 BMW K100RS ABS

In Germany, Touring by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This BMW did not get any interest at the starting bid of $2,450. BMW’s RS models are at the origins of the sport-touring segment. RS stands for ‘Reisesport’ that basically means ‘travel sport’. RS models also represent what BMW did the best, innovating and providing motorcyclists the best ride possible. Therefore, these models were often considered as …

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1936 BMW R4

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Post Listing Update: This R4 did not meet reserve despite $10,300 after 20 bids on eBay. As the 30s rolled around and Depression hit, BMW saw the need for a diminutive single-cylinder bike to offer alongside its twins. The sub 200cc R2 sold quite well, but the BMW R4 was an intermediate bike between the budget single and the bigger …

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2009 BMW HP2 Sport

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Post Listing Update: This HP2 Sport did not get any interest at the BIN of $16,500. This is exactly the kind of bike I would add to my own collection. It is weird, it is exclusive, and it is incredibly capable. The BMW HP2 Sport is the ultimate expression of the boxer engine; the final design exercise before BMW graced …

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1936 BMW R2

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Post Sale Update: This R2 sold for $12,099 after 39 bids on eBay in Corona, California. Built between 1931 and 1936, the R2 was the smallest displacement motorcycle ever built by BMW. Powered by a 198cc OHV single, the R2 could hit 59 miles per hour thanks to 6 horsepower – later on (1934) an Amal carb helped bump power …

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No Reserve – 1974 BMW R90S

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Post Sale Update: This R90S sold for $7,567 after 34 bids on eBay. When it was released in 1974, the R90S was a game-changer for BMW. With oversight from Hans Muth, this bike was built to show the world that the German firm could make more than just touring bikes for old guys. Reg Pridmore helped soldify that claim with …

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RT Conversion – 1992 BMW R100R

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Post Sale Update: this R100R sold for $3,600 after 30 bids on eBay. The R100R was one of the last of the airhead boxer twins that BMW ever produced. Between 1991-1995, just 20,898 examples were built. This…was not one of those bikes, as it started as a R100RT tourer but was “professionally converted” at some point.

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2007 BMW K1200R Sport

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Post Sale Update: This K1200R Sport sold for $4,150 after 3 bids on eBay. There is a never-ending battle going on between people who prefer fairings and people who prefer naked bikes. Given my racing interests, I am specifically the target market for phrases like “MotoGP Inspired” and “Superbike Champion”. However, I understand that not everyone likes the look (or …

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Taste of Cuba – 1990 MZ ETZ251

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Vy and I celebrated New Years in Cuba earlier this year, and I took photos of my favorite motorcycles of the trip. One of the most popular bikes we saw was the mZ ETZ251. Looks like one of them somehow made it from Cuba to Florida, and now you can snag it for yourself.

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1984 BMW R65LS

In Germany, Standard by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

BMW’s partnership with Hans Muth – the man notably behind the Suzuki Katana – was a major factor in the release of the R100RS, which in turn led to the creation of the sport-touring segment. During these years, Muth had the chance to express his creativity on different boxer twins and to propose audacious designs for riders. While the major …

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Ending Soon – 2005 BMW K1200S

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Post Sale Update: This K12S sold for the opening bid of $7,000 on eBay. 2005 was the inaugural year for the BMW K1200S. When compared directly to the Hayabusa, the BMW starts fighting on the back tire. However, what it gives up on paper is more than made up for on the road. The suspension is comfortable, it has heated …

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Monolever – 1989 BMW R100RT

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Post Listing Update: This RT did not get any interest at the BIN of $3,550. In 1983, BMW released the K100, which featured a lengthwise 4-cylinder engine. Two years later, the K75 came out as well with a 3-cylinder engine using the same configuration. Unfortunately, BMW did not realize how important was the flat-twin for its riders, and the K-series …

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Classic Hot Rod – 1969 BMW R60/2

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Post Listing Update: This R60/2 did not meet reserve despite 33 bids up to $7,700. This probably should be called a R80/2, as it combines the classic style of a /2 with the “modern” features of a /6 and /7 drivetrain – 12V electrics with an electric starter, 5-speed transmission, and of course, more oomph.