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2006 BMW K1200S with Hannigan Sidecar

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Post Listing Update: This K1200S hack did not meet reserve despite 33 bids up to $14,100 on eBay in Shelton, Washington. The faired variant of the K12R, the BMW K1200S featured the first all-new engine from BMW Motorrad since the early 80’s. Of the big K’s, this was the ‘sports’ model, but the ample fairing and integrated luggage option made …

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1928 BMW R52

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Post Listing Update: This R52 sold for $24,100 after 30 bids on eBay, however it looks like the sale fell through as it was relisted and then pulled off of eBay “because the item is no longer available.” Designed to be a tourer, the BMW R52 featured a 486cc boxer twin that generated 12 horsepower. The three-speed transmission had just …

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1960 Hercules K100

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Post Listing Update: This Hercules K100 did not meet reserve despite 8 bids up to $1,825 on eBay in Kingfield, Maine. In the US, Hercules is probably best known as the first company to sell a Wankel-engined bike to the public – the Wankel 2000. The firm started building bikes in 1904 and was sold to ZF Sachs in 1963, …

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Avonaire Fairing – 1968 BMW R69S

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Post Sale Update: This R69S sold for the BIN of $22,000 on eBay in East Palestine, Ohio. From a 1962 review in Cycle World: “Whatever the BMW’s merits in a contest of speed, it is still the smoothest, best finished, quietest and cleanest motorcycle it has ever been our pleasure to ride. To be honest, we think that anyone who …

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Mammoth In New Zealand – 1969 Munch Mammut

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Post Listing Update: This Munch did not meet reserve despite 42 bids up to $69,999 on eBay in Warkworth, New Zealand. Considered by some to be the world’s first superbike, the Munch Mammoth (Mammut) was revealed to the world four years before Honda opened some eyes with the CB750. It was aptly named, with a 996cc four-cylinder car engine from …

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92 Miles – 2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika

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Post Sale Update: This BMW BCR sold for $9,600 after 29 bids on eBay in Columbia, Pennsylvania. The base model R11S was a wonderful all-around streetbike similar to the Honda VFR800. BMW went above and beyond with a couple of limited editions, including the Boxer Cup Replika as featured today. BMW created a spec series to race these bikes, and …

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1981 BMW R80GS Paris-Dakar With R100 Motor

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Post Listing Update: This GS did not meet reserve despite 12 bids up to $9,900 on eBay in Seattle, Washington. Hindsight has shown that the introduction of the GS model line was one of the best things BMW did for their Motorrad business. But at the press launch in 1980, journalists (and the public) shared a general sentiment of “what’s …

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New In Box – 1993 BMW K1 Ultima

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Following up on yesterday’s look back at the BMW K1, reader Wynkin de W shares a rare example of the K1’s final form that’s “new in box”. That’s usually a phrase you hear with toys, but is seems apt in this case considering how this crate has a viewport!

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1992 BMW R100GS Custom

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Post Listing Update: This BMW did not meet reserve despite 36 bids up to $6,400 in Woodacre, California. 5-12-20 Update: I featured this last week, but the seller had to relist it. Now it’s got a different tank, and I like the new look enough to share it again for those of you that may have missed it the first …