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Ending Soon – 2005 BMW K1200S

In Germany, Sport by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

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

In Germany, Touring by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

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

In Custom, Germany, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

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.

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The Flying Brick – 1988 BMW K75S

In Germany, Standard by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This K75S did not get any interest at the opening bid of $3,500. At the end of the 70s, with the domination of 4-cylinder Japanese bikes, BMW had to find a way to attract new customers and renew itself. To that extent, the usual flat-twin has been put aside in order to create and develop a new …

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Ketchup/Mustard – 1990 BMW K1

In Germany, Sport by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

In the 1970s, Japanese manufacturers became the leaders in nearly every category of the motorcycle market. Ignoring Japan, one company was still offering motorcycles that seduced customers, and more importantly, was able to innovate and do better than Japanese. Yes, it was BMW. The German brand notably shook the market at the beginning of the 80s when the G/S series …

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2010 BMW G450X

In Dual-Sport, Germany, Less than 5k by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

In the motorcycling world, it is not often that a manufacturer releases a model that flies under the radar. I must admit, I was unaware that this wonderful piece of German engineering existed. BMW wanted to send dirt flying in the endurance off road racing field, and was nice enough to fit headlights and blinkers to their product, making it …

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1959 BMW R69

In Germany, Standard by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This R69 sold for $13,801.02 after 31 bids on eBay. These days, almost anyone can find a specific make and model listed for sale within minutes. What is significantly harder, and often takes weeks or months, is finding the right bike for you. Especially when it comes to classic bikes, the provided documentation can be the difference …

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Ending Soon – 1977 BMW R100RS

In Germany, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: Despite 75 bids up to $10,900, this RS did not meet reserve. The first year of BMW’s class-defining R100RS was 1977. Bikes built in the first model year was also known as the “RS77”, and they worth the distinction due to year-specific features like silver/blue paint, blue anodized calipers, and blue pinstriping. They’re rare enough, but this …

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No Reserve – 1975 BMW R90/6

In Germany, Standard by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This R90/6 sold for $4,050 after 58 bids on eBay. Between 1970 and 1973, BMW was producing its /5 motorcycle series with three displacement options of 500cc, 600cc and 750cc. The 70’s were a decade of modernity and development of power for motorcycle manufacturers and competition pushed BMW to make its 750cc engine grow to a 900cc …

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1987 BMW K100LT

In Germany, Touring by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

Ever since they introduced the R100RS, BMW has arguably invented and managed to stay at the top of the sport-touring bike segment. In the mid 80s, BMW wanted a bike that wouldn’t use the famous boxer engine. In fact, BMW was scared that the customers would get bored of the boxer, and without any other alternative in the BMW line, …

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Moto2 Tailed – Liberty Motorcycles 1986 BMW R80 Cafe Racer

In Cafe Racer, Custom, Germany by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

BMW’s R80 platform isn’t a particularly exceptional machine in any one department, however it’s nonetheless praised for being a generally well-balanced and versatile model. The bike was powered by an air-cooled, 797cc, four-stroke, OHV, Boxer twin that reportedly made around 50 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 42.78 ft-lbs of torque at 4,000 rpm. Introduced as the successor to the R75/7, …

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1981 BMW R80G/S Paris Dakar

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

Post Listing Update: This GS did not get any interest at the asking price of $14,979. In 1978, a French man named Thierry Sabine created one of the toughest and rally raids in the world: the Paris-Dakar. Racers have to find their way in arid and sandy deserts, making repairs when necessary. It is a test not just of pilot …