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1961 BMW R69S

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Post Sale Update: After 33 bids, this BMW R69S sold for $9,100 on eBay. The BMW R69S, produced from 1960 to 1969, was BMW’s sportbike of its day. With 42 horsepower, it was by far the most powerful bike BMW made at the time. You had to pay to play ($1,564 in 1966), but that extra money bought you one …

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1995 MZ Silver Star

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Post Sale Update: Not much of an update, as there were no bids on this MZ Silver Star. The MZ Silver Star is an interesting and very rare “classic” styled bike with a single cylinder, four stroke, 494cc engine. This thumper produces 34 horsepower, which isn’t a large amount – but it’s only carrying around 322 pounds of bike.

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1988 BMW K100RS SE

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Post-Sale Update: This BMW K100RS SE did not meet reserve at $4,250. The BMW K100RS SE, or Special Edition, was a limited run of the K100RS that featured a lovely blue and white paint job, hand drawn pin stripes, and color-matched hard luggage. It’s also famous for being the motorcycle that introduced ABS to the market.

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1 of 200: 1978 BMW R100RS Motorsport

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Post-Sale Update: This BMW R100RS Motorsport did not meet reserve with one bid at $12,000. A classic in its own right, the BMW R100RS needs no introduction. However, in 1978, BMW released a limited edition – the Motorsport. 200 were released to the United States. The fancy name of the BMW R100RS Motorsport might lead you to believe that there …

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BMW K1200R Power Cup

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The BMW K1200R Power Cup was a factory built racer that competed in a one-make championship which ran in parallel with the European MotoGP races. Replacing the BMW BoxerCup, which featured the BMW R1100S, the PowerCup bikes were based on the K1200R, but had some extra aerodynamic enhancements (particularly the belly fairing) and a custom exhaust which helped free up …

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50 Miles a Year – 2001 BMW F650GS Dakar

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Post Sale Update – this BMW F650GS has sold for $4,100. The BMW F650GS was the first single-cylinder BMW made since the 1960s and the first chain driven bike from the Motorrad. One of BMWs best-selling bikes, it was a dual-sport that was offered in 3 flavors – standard, lowered, and the Dakar. The Dakar, featured here today, was a …

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Belted Beemer – 2007 BMW F800S

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Post Sale Update – this BMW F800S has sold at an unknown price. The BMW F800S was a very brief member of the BMW Motorrad lineup in the United States. Only sold from 2006-2007, it was notable for being the first BMWs to go with a belt drive. An upright parallel-twin developed by Rotax provided around 85 horsepower and earlier than …

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2005 BMW R1200ST

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The BMW R1200ST was the short-lived successor to the R1100RS/R1150RS. One of the best sport-touring bikes ever made, this bike was a commercial failure, due to two factors. Firstly, there was a lot of overlap in the BMW portfolio with this bike, and most riders went with the R1200GS or R1200RT instead. And arguably more importantly…it was an incredibly ugly …

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1974 BMW R75 Sidecar

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This BMW R75 Sidecar checks all the right boxes for a 70s BMW hack – big tank, big tires, color-matched Velorex sidecar with top…this one’s a beauty. What I love seeing most is documentation, and this bike has it in spades. The seller claims to have receipts for all work done, and the listing goes into some detail about the …

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2003 BMW F650CS

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The BMW F650CS, also known as the Scarver (a blend of Street and Carver), was one of the weirdest bikes BMW ever made – and that’s saying a lot. Superficially, it made perfect sense – medium displacement, high mpg street bike aimed at commuters with a low maintenance belt drive. Weird looks combined with the fact that a F650GS could …

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1994 BMW R100GS

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BMW pioneered the ‘adventure-bike’ market back in the 80s with the R80GS. Several years later, BMW released the R100GS as an update to their trailblazing bike. Here we have one of the later R100GS models, a 1994, in the popular “Bumblebee” paint scheme – though it is missing the delightfully 80s-styled decals. Many riders consider this to be the best …

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2004 BMW R1100S

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Nowadays, 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 …

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1974.5 Maico 400

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Post-Listing Update: This Maico 400 was pulled from eBay, final sale price unknown. Despite the reputation for poor reliability, by 1973 the Maico 400 was the top choice of open class riders in the US. Because of that, for those in the know, the 1974.5 Maico 400 is one of the most sought-after vintage MX bikes of all time. Here’s …