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Ready for Adventure: 1987 BMW R80G/S

1987 BMW R80G/S Paris-Dakar Engine: 797.5cc air-cooled OHV opposed twin, 84.8mm x 70.6mm bore/stroke, 8.2:1 compression ratio, 50hp @ 6,500rpm Carburetor: Dual 32mm Bing CV Transmission: 5-speed, shaft final drive Electrics: 280-watt alternator, 12v 16ah battery, electronic ...

1963 BMW R69S: Away from the Pack

 The 1963 R69S as it looks today.I was a fanatic dirt bike guy in the 1970s, living in the small town on Ponce on Puerto Rico’s South Coast when a group of my street bike friends invited me to go on a two-day ride around the island. It sounded like fun, but I didn’t have a touring bike to ...

ContiRoadAttack 2 Gran Turismo Tires to be Used on the New BMW R1200RT

 Korbach, Germany, March 2014. Coinciding with the launch of BMW’s new water-cooled R1200RT—one of the most capable sport-touring machines on the market—Continental is proud to introduce the new ContiRoadAttack 2 Gran Turismo tires, which will be original equipment on the R1200RT.Based ...

Bonneville Salt Flats Record-Setting Motorcycle To Be Auctioned

Mecum Auction set for July 27 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (July 21, 2014) – Jack Broomall holds eight different motorcycle land speed records, set at the world-famous Bonneville Salt Flats on a variety of bikes. The records are cherished, as are the machines. But ...

Münch Mammoth Creator Friedel Münch Dies at Age 87

Friedel Munch on a fuel-injected Munch Mammoth TTS-E sometime in the early 1970s. Photo courtesy Otto Hoffman.Friedel Münch, the creative genius behind the iconic and evocative Münch Mammoth, passed away April 26, 2014, after a lengthy illness. Born in Dorn-Assenheim, Germany, on February 6, ...

Special 40th Anniversary R90S Celebration

The 40th Anniversary R90S Celebration, June 19-22, 2014, is primarily for BMW R90S enthusiasts/owners/riders and will give them preference. Much is planned including a tech session by long time BMW mechanic Karl Myers, a "Covered Bridges of Bucks County" tour, special guest speakers, ...

Horex Motorcycles History: More than Singles

The Horex story began in 1923. Founded by father and son businessmen Friedrich and Fritz Kleeman , the fledgling motorcycle company developed a reputation for crafting spirited, single cylinder motorcycles. Early bikes were powered by German Columbus engines (Friedrich Kleeman was a majority ...

Max BMW’s New 1975 BMW R90S

A shot of the parts getting ready to go.This has to be one of the coolest self-imposed challenges we’ve seen in ages. MAX BMW Motorsports, Brookfield, Mass., is building a “new” 1975 BMW R90S from parts sourced new from BMW. According to a MAX press release, the project started with a ...

Rare BMW and Vincent Isle Of Man Winner added to Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction

A rare 1972 Butler & Smith BMW F750 will accompany an astounding line-up of motorcycles at Bonhams’ January event on The Strip.The 1950 Isle of Man Clubman TT-winning 1947 Vincent HRD Series B Rapide.On Friday, Jan. 9, at Bally’s Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, two very special ...

Brooks Motor Works at the LeMay Meet

Kevin Brooks getting ready to make a run at Bonneville on his 600cc BMW.The Meet at the LeMay museum in Tacoma, Wash., is coming up fast. The 2013 LeMay Vintage Festival August 24-25 celebrates 90 years of BMW motorcycles, and Motorcycle Classics will be there with Kevin Brooks of Brooks Motor ...

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