Easy Being Green: 1968 BMW R69US

For motorcyclists who really want to put some miles on a classic, 1960s and 1970s BMWs are hard to beat, including this 1968 BMW R69US.

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by Nick Cedar

1968 BMW R69US

Engine: 594cc air-cooled opposed twin, 72mm x 73mm bore and stroke, 9.5:1 compression ratio, 42hp @ 7,000rpm
Top speed: 103mph (period report)
Carburetion: Twin 26mm Bings
Transmission: 4-speed, right foot shift, shaft final drive

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