During the 70s, BMW’s most important mission was to develop alternative machines to the big 4-cylinders released by the Japanese makers. Nonetheless, the German brand also competed in the middle-size market, releasing in 1978 the 650cc R65. By 1983, one of BMW motorcycle’s mightiest designers (Hans Muth) designed a particular body for this bike, which would result in the creation of the R65LS.
The 649.6cc engine is a short-stroke version of the bigger-size BMW boxer-twin, developing 50hp. The LS version was gifted dual-disc brakes with Brembo calipers at the front. This sporty version of the R65 also received some cosmetic modifications with a triangular front fairing, black pipes, and passenger handgrips incorporated in the fastback-looking rear end of the bike. Read more information about the R65LS here on Motorcycle Classics.
The LS (VIN: WB1036503C6370361) presented in this article is in very nice condition although its mileage is unknown as the odometer does not work. The bike is fully original and was serviced recently with a new battery, two matching tires, oil and filter change and rebuilt front brake calipers. Ignoring the odometer issue, the seller claims it’s in very good condition.
Find this R65LS in Nokomis, Florida with a unmet opening bid of $4,750