Post Listing Update: Despite 26 bids up to $12,600, this R69S did not meet reserve.
In a 1962 review of the BMW R69S, Cycle World said, “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 would worry much over its performance-potential is a bit of a booby. The R69S is fast enough to handle any encounter, and it has attributes that are, in touring, infinitely more valuable than mere speed. All things considered, if we were planning a two-wheel style vacation/tour, the BMW would have to be our choice of mount.“
This example (VIN: 656006) has 55,278 miles and it’s equipped with a bevy of fantastic options like a Heinrich touring tank, Weinmann aluminum rims, Schorch Meier dual seat, Bowman large oil pan, Hella bar end signals, Albert mirrors, and the classic saddlebags.
Everything is said to work and the seller calls it a “pleasure to ride.” The seller maintained this R69S himself and he’s recently cleaned and sync’d the carb, changed out the fluids, installed new grips, new battery, new tires on recently trued wheels, installed new push rod tube seals, head gaskets, valve cover gaskets, adjusted the valves, and more. Flaws include slight oxidation, fading paint, and a repaired crack on one of the luggage lids.
Find this R69S for sale in Corona, California with bidding up to $11,201 and the reserve not yet met