Rebuilt Engine – 1961 BMW R27

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Post Sale Update: After not meeting reserve twice and getting bid up between $7-$8k, the seller listed this as a BIN for $10,500 – and it sold.


An evolution of the R26, the BMW R27 gained rubber engine mounts and a bump in power to 18 horsepower. It was the firm’s last shaft-driven single.

The 247cc engine was good for a top speed of 80 miles per hour. 15,364 were built between ’60 and ’66, For more information on the R27, and why it could be a future classic, check out this article from Motorcycle Classics.

This example (VIN: 376285) has been with the seller for a few months and ~350 miles – it was with the previous owner for a decade. The seller states that Airhead Restorations recently rebuilt the engine, cleaned the slinger, and installed “thousands” in new parts that’s documented in an included-but-not-photographed letter. A previous owner installed a 12V electrical system and the seller says that the bike “runs and rides as new.”

Find this R27 for sale in Buffalo, New York with bidding up to $5,316 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay.

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