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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 …

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Sport Touring – 1975 BMW R90S

In Germany, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This R90S did not meet reserve despite 39 bids up to $8,000 on eBay. The R90S is one of BMW’s most famous bikes, and it was an instant game-changer when it was released in 1974. With oversight from Hans Muth, this bike was built to show the world that the German firm could make more than just …

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1935 Victoria V98L

In Germany, Small Displacement, Vintage by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Victoria did not meet reserve despite 46 bids up to $3,300 on eBay. Founded in 1886 as a bicycle manufacturer, Victoria produced motorcycles from 1901 through 1968. In the beginning, they used third party motors, but they produced engines in-house starting in 1923 – though this 98L uses a 125cc Fichtel & Sachs powerplant.

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1964 DKW Hummel 115

In Germany, Small Displacement, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This DKW – sold for $8,700 after 22 bids on eBay. In the early 1960s, Zweirad Union was comprised of DKW, Victoria, and Express. The first two companies shared a model that was boringly named either the DKW Type 115 or the Victoria Type 155. Both bikes got a much more interesting nickname from the public: the …

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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 …