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Black and Gold – 1978 BMW R100RS

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2-11 Update: After being relisted countless times, including some BIN offers, this BMW R100RS is back up for sale with an opening bid of $2,599. Hopefully the reserve is low enough to actually be sold this time here on eBay. The BMW R100RS was the flagship of BMW’s late 70s lineup. With the world’s first full factory fairing, it was …

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1 of 30 – 2005 MZ 1000S

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Post-Sale Update: This MZ 1000S sold for $4,000 – to one of our own readers! Once the world’s biggest producer of motorcycles, MZ went bankrupt in May of last year. The last decade of its history was full of financial troubles, but the varying ownership had MZ constantly trying new things. In 1996, a Malaysian group took over and resolved …

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1 Owner, Low Miles – 1977 BMW R100/S

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How can you not love a 37 year old bike that’s had one owner? This R100/S checks almost all the right boxes – 1 owner, just 37,000 miles, everything works, and you get factory luggage! I’d prefer to see it in the classic BMW black, but I have to concede that the red metal flake looks pretty good in the …

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Video Intermission: Stunts with a BMW K1600GT

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Chris Pfeiffer is a well-known stunt rider who has been using BMWs for the last few years – I first discovered him with this amusing video of him goofing around on a F800R through the BMW Tower in Munich: Someone on r/motorcycles/ just linked to another impressive piece of riding by Pfeiffer, except this time he’s on the 765 pound …

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Fully Farkled – 2007 BMW G650X XChallenge

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A slightly tangential evolution of the F650GS, the BMW G650X XChallenge was arguably the German firm’s most dedicated off-roader. With help from Aprilia and an engine from Rotax, the XChallenge (pronounce Cross Challenge) was defined as a “hard enduro”, whatever that means. Today we’ve got an example that’s been beautifully modified for serious dual-sporting adventures.

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Mini BMW R65

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Panda Moto is a French company that specializes in modifying current BMW bikes. In fact they recently made the news again with the R1232, a bike built to look like BMW’s first bike, the R32, but with the engine from a R1200. But today we’re interested in something a bit older. Several years ago, Panda Moto built a series of …

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1990 BMW K1

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Post Listing Update: This K1 did not meet reserve despite 17 bids up to $4,205.01. BMW’s first attempt at a modern sport bike, the K1 featured distinctive bodywork that in hindsight, seems like what a kid would imagine bikes would look like in 2050. In addition to its remarkable looks, the bodywork led to a drag coefficient of .38 – …

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1985 BMW K100 Wulf Gerstenmaier Special

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Wulf Gerstenmaier is a German painter who now resides in the Caribbean and runs an art school. What does that have to do with this motorcycle website? Well, decades ago, he ran one of Germany’s best aftermarket companies for BMW parts. Utilizing his art background, he went as far as to develop custom bodywork which was supposed to be more …

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1969 BMW R50

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With 68k on the clock, this numbers matching BMW R50 (#644839) has lived a good life so far, and there should be plenty left. It’s claimed to still be a first kick bike, and it’s relatively original, though some parts have been repainted. Find it for sale in Richmond, Virginia for $8,500 here on eBay.

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1995 MZ Skorpion

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Post Sale Update: This MZ Skorpion was pulled off eBay, sale price unknown. The MZ Skorpion was the result of an international partnership between a British design firm, the East German manufacturer, MZ, and Yamaha. Weighing 380 pounds and packing 48 horsepower, this is a rare sportbike that has become quite the cult classic.

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Front Heavy – 1981 BMW R65

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I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a bike with so much visual mass in the front. I’m a big fan of the BMW R65, particularly the R65LS, which was a very distinctive middle-weight tourer. But someone has taken the touring concept to the extreme with this bike, which features a Hannigan fairing, Russell Day-Long seat, hard panniers, and heated grips. …

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Airbrushed – 1976 BMW R90S

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I adore the BMW R90S, which was a game-changer when it was released to the world. The gray and smoke paint scheme shown here was the first of two available paint schemes, both of which are beautiful and incredibly difficult to reproduce. With oversight from Hans Muth, this bike was built to show the world that BMW could make more …

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1982 Krauser MKM1000

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Post Listing Update: The BIN was lowered to $36,000, but it still got no interest on eBay. 3 decades ago, Krauser was known as the world’s largest manufacturer of detachable luggage for motorcycles, especially for BMWs and Goldwings. Mike Krauser, president of his namesake company, wanted to design a top of the line road bike. The result was an entirely …

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BMW Power – 2007 GG Quad

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Powered by the drivetrain from the BMW R1150 series, the guys over at Gruter und Gut created the GG Quad, which makes the Can-Am Spyder seem cheap…and good looking. But with a MSRP of $70,000 and the fact that only 29 were sold in the US, this isn’t a quad you’ll see very often, or ever. Then again, based on …